Martin Svidersky says he is set to leave Manchester United for Spain, has undergone medical with new club
Manchester United youngster Martin Svidersky is on the verge of leaving the club, he has confirmed.
The Slovakia under-21 international has explained he is set to move to a La Liga team, although is not yet revealing which one.
Svidersky spoke to Slovakian outlet Sportnet about his decision, and says the opportunity to play first team football is behind his decision.
The 19-year-old will depart as a free agent, with his contract set to expire.
Martin Svidersky says he is set to leave Manchester United
Speaking to Sportnet, Svidersky explained: “I have spent the last days in Spain, where my steps will continue. They will follow in the first Spanish league, La Liga. I have high expectations, it will be a new experience, a new country.
“Spain came to me as the best option for my development. It is an opportunity to play men’s football and get more chances.”
Sportnet report Svidersky has already undergone a medical at his new club, speculating it is one of Valencia, Villarreal, or newly promoted Almeria, where ex-United talents Largie Ramazani and Arnau Puigmal play.
United signed Svidersky in 2018, with The Metro reporting we beat competition from Chelsea, Liverpool and Celtic.
But his stint got off to a nightmare start when he suffered an ACL injury just weeks in, at just 17.
Svidersky bounced back in 2020/21 to feature regularly in midfield and defence for the under-18s, captaining the side.
This past season he has been a regular for the under-23s, making 20 appearances in total.
Svidersky trained with United’s first team in November when Michael Carrick was in caretaker charge, but did not get an opportunity under interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
While he could have sought to renew his contract and head out on loan, leaving United on a permanent basis is understandably tempting, if there is an opportunity to play first team football.
At United he probably would not have got a chance, stuck behind the likes of James Garner and Dylan Levitt, and even Charlie Savage, in the academy queue, while at risk of being overtaken by Youth Cup stars Kobbie Mainoo and Dan Gore.