- Barcelona icon Marc Jurado announced his plan to join Manchester United on his social media. Premier League side earlier this year
Reports from Europe earlier this year stated that United was in talks with Jurado and eventually agreed on personal terms with the defender over a move to.
The teenager is highly rated in the Barca academy as one of the squad’s greatest assets. He honored the club that has been his home since he was seven and nurtured his talent. He passed the farewell message via his Instagram account.
“It’s never easy to leave a team that has given you everything. FC Barcelona has been my second home, my second family, where I have developed as a player and as a person.” Jurado’s message read in part.
“Today it’s time to say goodbye, but not before expressing my gratitude to each of the people who have helped me since I started in the prebenjamín in the year 2011. I have been lucky to share my passion with a fantastic generation, with which I will always be linked.” Continued the post.
Jurado did not officially confirm which club he will be joining but, the 16-year-old is on his way to Old Trafford. But the most obvious team of his interest from reports is United.
Rumors have it that Barcelona were eager to keep the right-back in the squad to the extent of offering him an appealing long-term deal but United’s deal was all Jurado’s dream come true.
“We started as boys who just wanted to run after a ball and I say goodbye, nine years later, calling them friends.” Jurado’s post read.
“Only we know the immense luck we have had with all the coaches who have developed us and helped us to keep fulfilling our dreams.
“Every stage has a beginning and an end. Mine, having reflected a lot with my family, has come. I leave behind unforgettable memories which will always stay with me.” The post concluded.