Marc Jurado signs first professional contract with Manchester United
According to Manchester Evening News, promising Manchester United youngster, Marc Jurado has penned his first professional deal with the club.
The youngster came through the famous La Masia academy at Barcelona before moving to England in 2020. One of the best players to come out of Catalunya in recent years, the 17-year-old rejected a contract offer from Barcelona to move to Old Trafford.
Jurado was ecstatic at penning the new deal and has vowed to give it his all on the pitch. He posted a picture of him signing the contract papers on Instagram.
“Delighted to have signed my first professional contract with Manchester United.”
A right-back, Jurado turned 17 earlier this month. He has featured heavily for United U-18s this season could win the U-18 Premier League title in his debut season.
The youngster joins a number of talented youngsters who have all penned professional terms with United this season. Academy stars Teden Mengi, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri, Anthony Elanga, Charlie Savage and Zidane Iqbal have all inked new deals.
Jurado’s rise will spark comparisons with Gerard Pique, who moved from Barcelona to United as a 17-year-old in 2004. The Spaniard would eventually return to Barcelona in 2008 and become an integral part of the side that conquered the continent.
Hopefully, Jurado will go on to achieve similar success, albeit at United. Much will be expected of the youngster given his promising start to life at Old Trafford.
Although unlikely, it remains to be seen if he will make his first-team bow before the season ends.
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United have a number of promising young players coming through their system at the moment. Hopefully, Jurado will meet expectations and go on to become a key contributor to us for years to come.