Departing Barcelona youngster set to join Manchester United |
Departing Barcelona youngster set to join Manchester United
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Departing Barcelona youngster set to join Manchester United

FC Barcelona teenager Marc Jurado is expected to join Premier League giants Manchester United after announcing that he was leaving the Spanish giants.

The Metro reports that United had shown an interest in the 16-year-old right-back and a deal is expected to be agreed on in the coming week.

Jurado who has been in Barca’s famed academy La Masia wasn’t keen in extending a deal with the club even though a new deal had been placed on the table for him.

In a heartfelt Instagram message on Monday evening, the player said: “It’s never easy to leave a team that has given you everything.

FC Barcelona has been my second home, my second family, where I have developed as a player and as a person.

“Today it’s time to say goodbye, but not before expressing my gratitude to each of the people who have helped me since I started in the year 2011.

“I have been lucky to share my passion with a fantastic generation, with which I will always be linked. We started as boys who just wanted to run after a ball and I say goodbye, nine years later, calling them friends.

"Only we know the immense luck we have had with all the coaches who have developed us and helped us to keep fulfilling our dreams. Every stage has a beginning and an end. Mine, having reflected a lot with my family, has come. I leave behind unforgettable memories which will always stay with me.”

United will pay a small compensation fee of £200,000 to Barcelona for the players' services.

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