Manchester United have confirmed three new names to their academy Marc Jurado from Barcelona, Alvaro Fernandez from Real Madrid and Isak Hansen-Aaroen all making the move to Old Trafford.
Jurado, 16, and Fernandez, 17, arrived in Manchester from Spain last month and have been quarantining but United have now received international clearance to announce their moves. Full-backs Jurado and Fernandez have already started intensive English lessons and been introduced to their new academy coaches via Zoom calls.
United’s incumbent academy Spaniards, Arnau Puigmal and Mateo Mejia, have been FaceTiming Jurado and Fernandez to help them settle, and the club has provided Jurado and Fernandes with documentaries about United and Manchester to help them integrate.
It’s revealed Norwegian Hansen-Aaroen has already started training with the Under-18s, as have fellow academy signings Joe Hugill, Logan Pye, and Radek Vitek.
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United fought off competition from Arsenal and Tottenham to agree a £300,000 fee with Sunderland for striker Hugill, 16, and defender Pye, also 16, was previously at Sunderland as well. Czech goalkeeper Vitek, 16, transferred from Sigma Olomouc.
Earlier this week, United agreed a deal for Alejandro Garnacho from Atletico Madrid and the striker is due to arrive in Manchester this week. United are also in the process of finalising the signing of Charlie McNeill from Manchester City for an initial £750,000.