Manchester United have received international clearance for Marc Jurado to join from Barcelona, ESPN report.
The MEN reported at the start of July that this paperwork was holding up Jurado’s switch to the club.
While it was a formality, it is no longer a hurdle for the talented teenager.
There is one problem facing Jurado however. UK border rules applicable to new arrivals from Spain mean he must quarantine for two weeks.
This will deny Jurado from joining his new teammates training for a fortnight upon arrival.
It’s only a small hurdle, but a frustrating one for a young player who has had to wait a long wait since his move to United was reported by Sport back in early May.
Jurado will go into United’s under-18s side and try to work his way up through the academy into the first team over the coming years.
One of two expected arrivals from Spain
This is Real Madrid left-back Alvaro Carreras, who Spanish newspaper AS reported in July was set to sign a four-year contract with United.
Like Jurado he is also 16 and set to join the under-18s, where he will compete with Logan Pye, a left-back recently signed from Sunderland.
If his proposed move goes ahead he will be subject to the same quarantine restrictions as Jurado.
Marc Jurado: Future Manchester United star
- Barcelona wanted to keep him
Jurado rejected Barcelona’s offer to stay and has decided to pursue a career with Manchester United, just like Gerard Pique once did.
- Tough path ahead
Jurado is 16-years-old and plays at right-back. There are a number of players ahead of him at United in this role, and this means he will have to work extra hard to make a first team impact.
- Record holder
Jurado holds the record for the fastest ever goal scored in Barcelona’s academy. While playing for the under-10s he netted a goal after just five seconds.
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