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Manchester United sign Alejandro Garnacho from Atletico Madrid

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Manchester United have completed the signing of 16-year-old striker Alejandro Garnacho from Atletico Madrid.

The MEN understands United have agreed a deal with Atletico and Garnacho will arrive from Spain later this week. The teenager will have to quarantine for 14 days.

The MEN reported last week the United academy were working on more signings ahead of the new season and Garnacho is their third Spanish acquisition of the summer after Marc Jurado from Barcelona and Alvaro Fernandez from Real Madrid.

Jurado, 16, and Fernandez, 17, arrived in Manchester from Spain last month and have been quarantining. United are yet to formally confirm the signing of the duo.

Players require clearance from both relevant football associations before a transfer is ratified and United have received complete clearance for Fernandez but still awaiting it from the Football Association for Jurado, who has had the sign-off from the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

Jurado and Fernandez have already started intensive English lessons and been introduced to their new coaches via Zoom calls. United’s incumbent academy Spaniards, Arnau Puigmal and Mateo Mejia, have been FaceTiming Jurado and Fernandez to help them settle. United have provided Jurado and Fernandes with documentaries on the club and Manchester to help them integrate.

Norwegian Isak Hansen-Aaroen has already started training with the Under-18s, as have fellow academy signings Joe Hugill, Logan Pye, and Radek Vitek.

United fought off competition from Arsenal and Tottenham to agree a £300,000 deal 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.

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