Manchester United have agreed a £600,000 transfer fee for Real Zaragoza wonderkid, Matteo Mejia.
The 16-year-old has been wooed by many clubs in Europe for the past year but the Red Devils managed to see out all the competition, both from the Premier League and other top clubs.
Mejia is primarily a right winger, a position that United have been desperately trying to upgrade for the past 5 years now. Of course, the teenager will come into the Old Trafford and make appearances for the club’s youth side but he can hope to break into the senior side soon enough.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has abandoned United’s old transfer strategy of signing only star athletes. That his why he went ahead and completed a £15m deal for yet another rising talent, Daniel James.
With the transfer budget provided to him by Ed Woodward, the Norwegian plans on upgrading the entire Red Devils squad to spearhead them to Champions League football next season. Like Alex Ferguson, Solskjaer has put an emphasis on signing young talent who can be moulded into United’s ambitious mentality and process of doing things.
Mejia will join a long line of talented youth personnel at the club who are just vying for a spot in the senior side. The club’s academy graduates who successfully broke their way into the first XI are Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.
See Also: Manchester United Development Team/Squad