Manchester United have signed young talent Louie Bradbury to the club’s academy teams.

Bradbury, 14, has signed for the club’s academy and was pictured at Carrington putting pen to paper on a deal.

Who is Louie Bradbury?

Louie Bradbury is a young striker who was until recently part of Shrewsbury Town’s academy.

He is the second forward to clinch a move to Manchester United’s academy in the past week, following Gabriele Biancheri’s switch from Cardiff City.

Biancheri, 16, confirmed his move last night. He had been part of Cardiff’s under-18s squad.

Like Biancheri, Bradbury is a Wales youth international. He is also eligible to be selected for Republic of Ireland.

He has a prolific record at academy level which led to his first call-up with Wales last summer.

His dad Josh Bradbury told the Border Counties Advertizer last summer: “Louie is a goalscorer and a scorer of good goals really – he scored 126 goals last season which is his best return.”

Players to previously represent Manchester United and Shrewsbury Town include Mickey Thomas, Jim Holton, and more recently Larnell Cole and Roshaun Williams.

Bradbury and Biancheri’s move to Manchester United is a further sign of Manchester United investing in young talent.

The club won the FA Youth Cup in 2022 and current manager Erik ten Hag is demonstrating he will give opportunities to young players, with Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho making the jump to the first team.

The hard work is just beginning for the young duo, who now have Manchester United’s facilities and coaching to help them achieve their potential.

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