Alvaro Fernandez sends farewell message to Real Madrid ahead of Manchester United switch
The 17-year-old defender will join United’s academy on a four-year deal. He becomes the latest promising youngster to move to Old Trafford.
Fernandez joined Real Madrid from Deportivo La Coruna in 2017. He failed to agree on new terms with Los Blancos and will be included in United’s youth intake for the 2020/21 season
The youngster took to Instagram to convey his gratitude to his current club for his time there.
“I have made the decision to leave this great club, I wanted to thank all my teammates, and the entire coaching staff of Real Madrid, for making me a better person and footballer, it has been a real pleasure to wear this shirt, and represent this shield.”
United are making it a point to snare the best young talents from around the world. The fact that we managed to bring in players from Real Madrid and Barcelona is a testament to our pull and ambition.
Fernandez models his game on Brazilian star Marcelo. He is a technically adept player who is hard to beat.
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