Angelo Henriquez is Manchester United’s fifth and final signing of an active transfer window, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 18-year-old striker was too good of a player to let go according the manager after his electric performances earned him a ticket to United from Universidad de Chile.
The youngster claimed his move to the Reds is a ‘dream’ move and Sir Alex has been monitoring the speedy Chilean for a number of years.
“Henriquez is on his way back to Manchester,” said Ferguson. “He had to go back to Chile after he got the work permit on Tuesday. We’ve had an option [on him] since he was 14 when he played against our youth team.
“He came over when he was 15 and then 16. We kept in close contact with him in that respect and, when he got to 18, it was a matter of whether or not we left him for another year or brought him in. But he had such a good summer with Chile’s Under-20s, that we thought it wasn’t worth waiting. We may as well do it now.
“That took away a lot of interest from other clubs. We had the option on him, but options only last so long and we decided to take him in. He’s quick and a good finisher and he has a terrific physique for a boy of 18. He should be here on Sunday.”
United have already signed Alexander Buttner, Shinji Kagawa, Nick Powell and Robin van Persie, and with the transfer number five on his way to sealing his move, speculation linking the club with further players is still strong – according to a dismissive Ferguson.
“We definitely won’t be buying anyone else,” he said. “There is no movement about anyone going the other way.”