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Man United beat off competition from Spanish giants to sign 16-year-old wonderkid

Manchester United beat Real Madrid to Atletico Madrid wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho

According to Marca (h/t The Daily Star), Manchester United have beaten off competition from Real Madrid for Spanish wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho.

The 16-year-old came through the ranks at Atletico and currently plays for the club’s Under-19 side.

The striker has attracted attention from a number of Europe’s big teams. German giants Borussia Dortmund were also keeping tabs on Garnacho but United appear to have won the race to land him.

Manchester United have signed Spanish wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho
Manchester United have signed Spanish wonderkid Alejandro Garnacho

According to the report, Garnacho will sign a five-year contract with United. He will be the latest addition amongst a number of highly talented youngsters procured by the club this summer.

The Red Devils have had a rather underwhelming summer as far as the senior side is concerned. That is not the case when it comes to the youth ranks.

United have already signed two youngsters from Spain this summer, namely Alvaro Fernandes from Madrid and Marc Jurado from Barcelona.

Marc Jurado has swapped Barcelona for Manchester United
Marc Jurado left Barcelona for Manchester United (Image Credits: Instagram)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to giving youth a chance, as seen by his use of Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams.

While signing talented young players does not necessarily guarantee they will all make it, it does increase the odds in our favour.

The class of 92 has become the hallmark by which all United youth graduates are judged. It remains to be seen if any of our current crop will go on to reach similar heights.

Will United's current crop reach the standards set by the class of 92?
Will United’s current crop reach the standards set by the class of 92?

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United might have pulled off a coup in securing Garnacho. As per the report, the youngster is seen as one of the crown jewels in Atletico’s youth system.

United could yet return to Madrid to secure Real Madrid’s impressive left-back Sergio Reguilon. (h/t Daily Star)

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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