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Manchester United 'beat Real Madrid to signing of Atletico Madrid starlet'

Man United 'beat Real Madrid to signing of Atletico starlet'
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Manchester United reportedly complete the signing of 16-year-old Atletico Madrid striker Alejandro Garnacho, who was also wanted by Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United have reportedly completed a deal to sign highly-rated teenage striker Alejandro Garnacho from Atletico Madrid.

The 16-year-old came through the ranks with Atletico and had been playing with their Under-19s side last season.

Atletico's city rivals Real Madrid were also interested in his signature, while Borussia Dortmund were thought to be monitoring his progress too.

However, Marca reports that United have won the race for Garnacho, who is expected to arrive in England to officially complete the deal later this week.

The youngster, who will have to quarantine for 14 days following his arrival, is reportedly set to sign a five-year deal at Old Trafford.

Garnacho is the third Spanish teenager to join United this summer following the arrivals of 16-year-old Marc Jurado and 17-year-old Alvaro Fernandez from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.


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