- The 16-year-old right-back has been unwilling to sign a new deal with Barcelona for a while.
- Now he’s rejected the deal presented by Barca, leaving the Spanish club fuming.
- He is now set to join United reportedly for less than €200,000 in the summer.
Man United’s quest to strengthen our young core just keeps on moving forward as the Red Devils are now said to be closing in on another impressive young talent.
According to ESPN, Barcelona youngster, Marc Jurado is all set to join the club after rejecting a contract handed to him by the La Liga side.
The report suggests that the 16-year-old right-back had been handed a deal that would’ve seen him earn €60,000 annually in the first year, which would’ve risen to €100,000 by the third year of his contract. Moreover, he also would’ve received a €200,000 bonus had he qualified to play for Barcelona’s “B” side.
However, the teenager has instead accepted to join the Red Devils after not being happy enough with Barca’s offer, leaving the Spaniards fuming. The La Masia product will probably be signed for a compensation fee of under €200,000 in the summer.
With youth football being finished for the majority of Europe, young players are making decisions on their future. United are also reportedly set to sign 16-year-old striker Joe Hugill from Sunderland, adding more firepower to our junior side’s attack.
However, Jurado’s signing is especially interesting after the Red Devils were said to be looking for offers to sell Diogo Dalot next season. The Spaniard has been a mainstay for Barca’s U-16 side for a while and proven himself an exciting prospect with his attacking threat.
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