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Manchester United interested in Barcelona starlet Marc Jurado

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The 16-year-old La Masia product is on United’s radar

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Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy has produced the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, and Pep Guardiola to name a few, and now their newest up and coming star dubbed “the leader of his generation,” Marc Jurado, has caught the eye of Manchester United.

The 16-year-old wunderkind plays center-back, and Barça as you can expect to want to keep him as long as possible. They are reportedly optimistic about getting him under a long-term contract when he is eligible.

According to Sport, a Spanish paper, United emailed Barça regarding Jurado and their plans. United have identified Jurado as a huge talent and a key target to develop his skill in United’s own famed academy.

United have had previous experience recruiting from La Masia — former Red Devil Gerard Pique was a member of the academy.