Manchester United’s move for Ecuadorian youngster Moises Caicedo is reportedly done with an official announcement believed to be expected soon.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have a busy transfer window despite his side impressing recently with the Red Devils eyeing Independiente del Valle star Caicedo.
It’s been reported that the move for the 19-year-old is part of a new transfer strategy at Old Trafford.
And reports in Ecuador, including from journalist Diego Arcos, claim that transfer is done with United set to pay £4.5m.
It’s believed that Caicedo will sign a five-year deal at Old Trafford though neither club has confirmed a deal.
It comes after the Manchester Evening News claimed that that United have decided to pursue the highest-rated teenage talents around the world having previously preferred older, more experienced stars.
Caicedo has started Ecuador’s last four World Cup qualifiers despite only turning 19 last month.
The Red Devils had a busy end to the summer transfer window and signed youngster Facundo Pellistri while agreeing a deal for Amad Diallo on deadline day.
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Pellistri was an unused substitute in United's Champions League wins over PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir.
Diallo’s move is set to be completed next month though Solskjaer is yet to decide how much of a role he will play this season.
"We felt Facundo would benefit," Solskjaer explained. "He started training with the first-team – he did well but we couldn't give him game-time so we thought we'd give him a run of games in the 23s and he's benefited from that.
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“His confidence has been given a boost. He's shown in all the games that he can impact the game.
"With Amad, hopefully we can get him in and we'll see how the squad looks and how he looks and how he settles as soon as possible.
“They're both talented players that we believe will have a long career here. It's important we find the right time."
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