Manchester United have signed teenage sensation Alejandro Garnacho from Atletico Madrid, beating the likes of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to the wonderkid’s signature.
The 16-year-old is a striker and signs a five-year contract at Old Trafford where he hopes to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, his footballing hero.
Spanish publication Marca report that Atletico were very keen to keep hold of one of their most promising youngsters and have not made an exit easy for the teenager.
The La Liga side will receive some compensation for his move to England.
Garnacho will initially work with academy manager Nicky Butt, although he has already shown he can compete above his age range, by playing for the Atletico Madrid Under-19 side, despite only turning 16 in July.
There is a ‘non-aggression pact’ between Atletico and Real Madrid which made a move across the Spanish capital almost impossible, while the lure of treading the same path as Ronaldo proved to make the difference for Garnacho.
Manchester United has made a concerted effort to bring in young players from Spain and this summer, Garnacho is the third to arrive at the club.
Marc Jurado has arrived from Barcelona and Real Madrid has joined Alvaro Carreras, the former a talented right back and the latter playing on the left of defence.
United sign another star Alejandro Garnacho (16) from Atletico Madrid.
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