Manchester United have completed the signing of highly-rated 16-year-old prospect Jack Kingdon from Morecambe.
As reported by the Express, Manchester United seem to have acquired the services of another highly-rated youngster for their youth ranks, as 16-year-old defender Jack Kingdon has joined the club from Morecambe.
The teenage prospect confirmed the move on his social media account, after having managed to catch the eye of the Manchester United scouts while playing for the youth teams of the League Two outfit. Kingdon wrote on his Twitter account: “I’m very honoured and proud to be a part of this special club Man United.”
— Jack K (@jackkingdon3) November 25, 2020
The 16-year-old Kingdon is expected to link up with Manchester United’s Under-16 side even though he was already playing for the Under-18s at Morecambe, having made his debut against Preston North End earlier this season.
Kingdon’s addition continues Manchester United’s aggressive recruitment at the youth level since summer. Over the past few months, the 20-time English champions have brought in a number of promising young talents into their academy ranks.
The summer saw Manchester United secure deals for the likes of Alvaro Fernandez, Marc Jurado, Joe Hugill, Isak Hansen-Aaroen, Charlie McNeill, Willy Kambwala, Radek Vitek and Alejandro Garnacho. A number of these players are already making a mark at the Under-23 level for the Red Devils.
More recently, Manchester United brought in 15-year-old goalkeeper Tom Wooster from Barnsley, who, like Kingdon, will be linking up with the Under-16 squad as a replacement for Louis Forshaw, who left the club to join Burnley’s youth setup.
The transfer is a dream come true for Kingdon’s father, Bruce, who had tweeted back in March earlier this year, just before lockdown that he wished to see his pull on the Manchester United Under-15s jersey next season.
— Bruce Kingdon (@B_E_K1) November 26, 2020
It will certainly be interesting to see how Kingdon progresses through the youth ranks at Manchester United, having made the jump to a much competitive setup in comparison to the Morecambe academy.