Manchester United are planning for the future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and while Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be the starting right-back for years to come at Old Trafford, there are questions about his back ups.
Diogo Dalot appears to prefer a role further up the pitch, while Timothy Fosu-Mensah might be versatile, but is he really the man to compete for a starting role at the position?
They might have to do for now, but if the club can snatch someone up with high potential and mould him into what they want, that would be even better.
Well, they appear to have already found someone, as Sport in Spain claim they will be signing Marc Jurado from Barcelona.
According to the outlet, the player ‘didn’t accept’ the offer from the La Liga side to extend his contract and ‘will play the next few seasons in the youth teams of Manchester United’.
They state the decision was taken ‘this week after weeks of negotiations’, and it will put an end to nine years at the club for Jurado.
Despite being offered a chance to play for the Juvenil B squad and a big pay rise, Sport report the player decided to ‘try the English adventure’, where he will play ‘with a generation greater than his’, perhaps in the U18s (he’s only 16).
This decision from Jurado ‘has not gone down well’ at Barcelona, as, having tied up Ansu Fati and Ilaix Moriba last season followed by Pablo Paéz and Ilias this year, the Catalans wanted to extend ‘the entire generation’.
They haven’t achieved that, and it seems Manchester United will be the happy beneficiaries.