Manchester United seal deal for an Espanyol wonderkid


Arnau Puigmal

First summer signing

Manchester United have made their first signing of the summer – and he’s a 16-year-old.

Arnau Puigmal, the star of Espanyol’s Cadete A side, has agreed to a deal to join the Red Devils. Spanish outlet Sport reports that they offered Puigmal a lot of money and that it was an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Described as a physical central midfielder who’s full of energy, Puigmal was given a development plan showing his anticipated transition to the first-team in the coming years.

United are actually expected to have a 16-year-old in their squad this weekend.

Competing with City

In trying to keep up with Manchester City, United are to step up their attempts to recruit the best young talent in Europe. Spain has a never-ending production line of talented prospects.

Losing Puigmal is a blow for Espanyol. He’s been at the club since 2010.

Source: 101greatgoals