REPORT: Manchester United Agree Deal for Real Madrid Youngster Alvaro Fernandez

Alvaro Fernandez Manchester United

Manchester United have agreed a deal for young Real Madrid defender Alvaro Fernandez, according to reports in Spain.

Manchester United Agree Deal for Real Madrid Youngster Alvaro Fernandez

United Set to Sign Real Madrid Youth Prospect

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will make his first signing of the summer by bringing defender Alvaro Fernandez to Old Trafford.

The Real Madrid youngster, who decided against a new deal with Los Blancos, will pen a four-year deal with the Manchester club.

According to AS in Spain and the Manchester Evening News, the 17-year-old failed to sign new terms with the La Liga champions after his contract ended on June 30.

Now it appears that Fernandez has given up any hopes of breaking into Madrid’s first-team and will head to England.

Alvaro Fernandez Agrees on Four-Year Deal

Fernandez comes from the Galician region of Spain and is predominantly a left-back but has the ability to get down the wing. Madrid beat Barcelona to his signature from Deportivo de La Coruña three years ago.

The Spaniard has gone on to play for the club’s U15, U16 and U17 sides, showing promising signs throughout.

The 13-time Champions League winners had hoped to keep the youngster as a future first-team player.

But with his contract up at the Bernabeu, Fernandez has opted to leave the Spanish giants this summer.

Manchester United Add Fernandez to Defensive Ranks

Fernandez is expected to be the first of many signings through the door this transfer window.  The left-back will initially join up with United’s youth team but with the chance to break into the senior side.

What’s more, with no transfer fee to pay, it appears a shrewd move from the Red Devils given the financial uncertainties in the game right now.

Currently, Solskjaer’s first-team options on the left side of defence include Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

 

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