Manchester United set to complete the signing of Atletico's youth star Alejandro Garnacho

Manchester United set to complete the signing of Atletico's youth star Alejandro Garnacho

According to Marca, a tier-one Spanish source, Manchester United have won the race to sign Atletico Madrid youngster Alejandro Garnacho.

Having beaten the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus, Marca understands that the Red Devils have taken a "jewel" from the La Liga club. Like always, we've prepared 6 things you need to know about him.

Favoured position: The 16-year-old is a forward by trade and has represented the Atletico Madrid U19 side despite being just 16. In fact,
Who is his idol?: Garnacho is a huge admirer of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marca believes that may have influenced his decision to join United.

United contract: He is believed to have signed a five-year deal with the Red Devils and will initially link up with academy manager Nicky Butt.

How many clubs wanted him?: Well, Real Madrid, Juventus and even Borussia Dortmund were after him but United have managed to beat them all.

Atletico also played hardball since they didn't want to lose the promising youngster.

Playing style: Based on the videos we've seen, he can score with both feet which works to his advantage while tricking the opponents. Also, he's extremely fast and that allows him to capitalize on the most minor errors made by the opposition defenders. He can also fire in sharp goals from a distance.

Third Spanish talent to join us: Once the move is official, Garnacho will become the third youngster from the La Liga to have joined us - after Marc Jurado and Alvaro Carreras. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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