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This youngster might be heading to Man United as Barcelona confirms exit

Timothy Aiyeku

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Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona have confirmed that Marc Jurado would be leaving the club with a number of suitors already looking at the option of snapping him up.

Marc Jurado already confirmed this report when he bid farewell to his Barcelona friends on his Twitter handle. It is claimed, according to MEN Sports that the Catalans made an effort to extend the contract of the 16-year-old but he turned down the opportunity with the hope of having a new challenge elsewhere.

Man United are believed to be leading in the chase of the youngster with every indication pointing to their direction as Marc Jurado’s destination.

While Marc Jurado’s move to the Old Trafford is yet to be confirmed, it is not expected that he joins the first team. He is likely to join the United Academy and continue his development until he is ripe for a first-team challenge.

However, he would be monitored by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is believed to be a fan of the young lad. Marc Jurado will now join former Sunderland striker Joe Hugill in the move.

Marc Jurado noted that the decision to leave the Spanish giants was a difficult one to make but he is left with no choice than to make the decision.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.