According to Spanish outlet Sport, Jurado, who became eligible for a professional contract in April after he turned 16, was offered “a three-year deal, worth €60,000 annually in the first year rising to €100,000 by the third year of the contract, in addition to a €200,000 bonus if he made his debut for the Barcelona B team in that time”.
Reports out of Spain are suggesting the academy player has turned down the offer for an opportunity to play at Manchester United.
With his non-professional terms with Barça expiring this summer, Manchester United will only have to pay a small amount of compensation in development rights, which one source says is likely to be less than €200,000.
This isn’t the first time United have signed a prized academy player away from Barcelona. Gerard Pique, who was also a graduate of La Masia, signed with Manchester United in 2004 at age 17.
Barcelona viewed Jurado as a key part of their future plans, meaning his potential move to United will come as a major blow for the financially “struggling” team.
To learn more about Jurado, check out this highlight video of him on YouTube.
[Editor’s Note: We asked one of our colleagues at Barca Blaugranes about Jurado, and received the following response: “Gotta be honest, I have no idea who he is.” Sounds promising!]