Man Utd beat off several rivals to land Real Zaragoza winger

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer TEAMtalk

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Spanish winger Mateo Meija for £600,000 from Real Zaragoza.

The 16-year-old has attracted attention from across Europe over the past 12 months, but their Red Devils appear to have beaten off Premier League rivals to land the exciting youngster.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have taken a new approach to the club’s normal transfer policy of paying for top stars, having so far brought in Daniel James from Swansea, and the arrival of another young star is in complete contrast to Jose Mourinho’s methods at Old Trafford.

Meija, who invariably plays as a right winger, is being viewed as a long-term project, but his arrival does make sense given the exit of veteran star Antonio Valencia, while Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is highly unlikely to sign due to United missing out on Champions League football for the coming campaign.

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