On Tuesday, 18-year-old Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez reportedly completed his Old Trafford medical, clearing the path for his highly anticipated move to Manchester United.
Last week, The Red Devils agreed to a £3 million move for the 18-year old forward. Although, the Henriquez's transfer to United has been seemingly set in stone from the outside looking in, there have been moments when doubt was cast on this being a drama-free transfer saga. According to The Mirror, crosstown rivals Manchester City attempted to swoop in on United's prized prospect by sending scout Gary Worthington to watch the teen prodigy in action at a recent tournament in Holland.
Henriquez has played for Universidad de Chile since 2007 when he was 13 years old. Henriqeuz caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson after his recent performance in the South American Unde-17 performance. In 2012, Henriquez contributed 11 goals in 17 league games as the star of Universidad's championship club.
The self-described 'fast and powerful scorer' scored two goals in the 2009 Under-15 Copa America and two years later chipped in four goals during the Under-17 competition. Manchester United fans aren't the only ones looking forward to Henrquez's heralded arrival. In May, Henriquez expounded on his adulation for Ferguson's club.
"When I came to the club aged 12, I told my colleagues that I would love to lay for Manchester United at Old Trafford- the Theatre of Dreams- alongside Ruud van Nistelrooy or Wayne Rooney." Henriquez told La Tercerain May.
In the long-term, Henriquez is expected to become a star for the Red Devils. In the short-term, however, Henriquez will likely be loaned out to another European club once the transfer is completed due to complications involving the wonderkid's visa.