There’s some anger with Manchester United at Real Zaragoza right now.
At the weekend, claims came from England about the Premier League side signing Mateo Mejía from the Basque club.
The Red Devils were reportedly set to pay €670k for the 16 year old, however, this is incorrect according to Tuesday’s edition of AS.
They say there’s ‘outrage’ over how this transfer has been built. It’s stated Mejía has already said goodbye to his teammates, yet nobody has informed Real Zaragoza of the full details.
Rather than €670k, AS state Manchester United will only be paying €150k, which covers the youngster’s training rights.
Anger at the La Liga club has led to an official statement being published, with Real Zaragoza saying: ‘Given the information in the United Kingdom about the Real Zaragoza cadet footballer Mateo Mejía and the interest of Manchester United for his signing, Real Zaragoza wants to clarify the following:
Mateo Mejía is a footballer who belongs to the discipline of Real Zaragoza in the Cadet category, linked to the Club with a federative card until June 30, 2020.
Real Zaragoza has not reached any agreement for the transfer of this player to Manchester United.’
This sounds to us like they’re denying the transfer is happening, at least at this stage, but AS believe differently.
Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Arsenal and Valencia have all been keen, yet it’s Manchester United who have ‘convinced the young footballer’.