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Man Utd seal signing of Real Madrid left-back on four-year deal

Manchester United have reportedly signed Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Fernandez Carreras on a free transfer.

AS, via Sport Witness, report that the 17-year-old has ‘reached an agreement’ with United and will sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford.

The left-back, who was part Real’s youth academy, saw his contract come to an end on June 30. He was unable to agree a new deal with the Spanish club.

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Madrid did make every effort to try and sign the youngster to a new, improved deal. However, he elected to turn that down in favour of a move elsewhere.

The report adds that United then made their move and ‘pressed’ for his signature, offering a long-term contract.

Carreras is excited by a potential new ‘adventure’ and is confident he can ‘convince’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he is ready to step up to the first team.

AS goes on to state that the defender has been offered the opportunity to train with the senior team if they have issues at left-back.

However, he will initially go into United’s youth team upon his eventual arrival.

Roy Hodgson reveals shock Palace move for Man Utd sensation

Roy Hodgson has revealed that Crystal Palace made a cheeky attempt to sign “fantastic” Mason Greenwood last summer.

Hodgson was keen on trying to snap up Greenwood on a season-long loan. But he says that Manchester United did not entertain it for a moment.

Palace boss Hodgson has used the loan market well in recent times, having previously snapped up Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

He has likened Greenwood to Marcus Rashford, after giving the United forward his big chance when he was England manager.

Hodgson said: “Mason is a fantastic player. We’ve known about him for a while and in actual fact I think we might even have enquired about him at the start of the season, if there was any chance of him coming out on loan.” Read more…


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