Manchester United Transfer News: Angelo Henriquez Deal Is Done
Angelo Henriquez's deal with Manchester United is reportedly complete.
The Universidad de Chile striker was spotted earlier this week having his medical at Bridgewater Hospital in Manchester as the Daily Mail revealed that a deal with the Red Devils was very close to taking place.
Now, Henriquez's teammate at Universidad de Chile Igor Lichnovsky has wished the striker well on his transfer to Old Trafford—despite the fact that neither club has officially confirmed the 18-year-old's successful transfer.
We are very happy for Angelo. We expect him to do well.
He deserves it for what he did in the Copa Libertadores and because of the person he is.
This is very important for the squad as it serves to spread encouragement to the rest of the team.
Believed to cost Manchester United around £4 million, Henriquez netted 11 goals last season for his club and was a huge reason why Universidad won the league title.
The Metro also reports that an official deal has taken place between Henriquez and Manchester United, stating this morning that:
[Angelo] Henriquez is understood to have gone against the wishes of his agent in pledging his future to United in a deal that is set to be concluded in the next 24 hours.
Henriquez has put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal after passing a lengthy medical at Manchester's Bridgewater hospital yesterday afternoon, and the two clubs are just waiting for the final paperwork to be completed.
The teenage starlet joins a rich pedigree of strikers at United, including Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez, Dimitar Berbatov and Bebe—a group that could be set to grow even further with the possible transfer of Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
Given the rich attacking talent already existent at United—even more so now that Van Persie will be making a Manchester move—it is highly likely that Henriquez is sent out on loan next season in order to receive first-team appearances and quality minutes on the pitch.
That would almost certainly seem to be the case as he is not eligible for a work permit—thus he cannot play in England.
At 18 years of age, he is definitely a player of the future and will no doubt be a name to look out for at Old Trafford over the next few seasons.
He is fast, agile and has a keen eye for goal—all quality attributes for a Premier League player—and whilst he does lack the height and aerial skills to thrive at the top of the attack, he would do well playing in behind the striker and feeding off him.
The deal is expected to be announced today by Manchester United.
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