Man Utd agree deal for wonderkid

With Manchester United having made only one signing ahead of the new season so far, it has now been reported that the Premier League giants have beaten competition from several clubs in Europe for the services of a 16-year-old Spanish wonderkid.

The Red Devils made their first signing of the transfer window after securing the services of 21-year-old Wales winger Daniel James from Swansea City, in a deal believed to be worth £15 million (R273 million).

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Now, as per The Sun, the Old Trafford club has agreed a deal with LaLiga outfit Real Zaragoza for winger Mateo Mejia for a transfer fee said to be in the region of £600 000 (R11 million).

Borussia Dortmund star and England international Jadon Sancho was believed to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's primary transfer target for this window, but a move never materialised, seemingly due to United's failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.

Mejia's reportedly imminent arrival is a further indication of Solskjaer's desire to acquire promising youngsters as opposed to established world-beaters.

The Spanish teenager is set to be deployed in United's academy side, and will be hoping to impress Solskjaer in a bid to get promoted to the first team sooner rather than later.