The teenage defender has been tipped to affix the Red Devils after deciding towards persevering with his growth at Camp Nou
Marc Jurado has confirmed his Barcelona departure on social media amid studies of an impending transfer to Manchester United.
Jurado has spent the final 9 years working his means by the ranks of Barca’s famed La Masia academy, and he was supplied the prospect to increase his keep on the membership earlier this summer time.
However, the 16-year-old defender opted towards committing his future to the Blaugrana, with United reportedly set to safe his providers as soon as they pay a small compensation price of £1.three million.
Jurado has written a message to his followers on Instagram explaining his choice, whereas thanking Barca for giving him the platform to start his footballing journey.
He stated: “It’s by no means simple to depart a staff that has given you all the pieces. FC Barcelona has been my second house, my second household, the place I’ve developed as a participant and as an individual
“Today it’s time to say goodbye, however not earlier than expressing my gratitude to every of the individuals who have helped me since I began within the prebenjamín within the yr 2011.
“I’ve been fortunate to share my ardour with a improbable technology, with which I’ll all the time be linked.
“We began as boys who simply wished to run after a ball and I say goodbye, 9 years later, calling them pals. Only we all know the immense luck we have now had with all of the coaches who’ve developed us and helped us to maintain fulfilling our desires.
“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.”
Jurado has been an everyday in Barca’s Cadet A aspect this season, and was being groomed to make the step as much as the Juvenil B set-up.
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Camp Nou officers have been desirous to tie the gifted teenager right down to a brand new long-term settlement, however his head seems to have been turned by the prospect of taking part in within the Premier League.
Barca have misplaced a lot of promising academy stars lately, with Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig the one gamers to have pressured their means into the senior set-up at Camp Nou.
Both males earned a spot in Quique Setien’s line-up for the membership’s newest outing towards Celta Vigo on Saturday, which resulted in a 2-2 draw.