United announce new Academy deals

Sunday 11 August 2019 12:10

Manchester United is pleased to confirm new deals for Academy players in the Under-23s and Under-18s.

Two members of Neil Wood's squad, Paul Woolston and Luca Ercolani, have signed fresh contracts to continue their development with the Under-23s.

Woolston, a goalkeeper formerly with Newcastle United, appeared in the final two Premier League 2 matches of last season, while centre-back Ercolani has been at the club since 2016.

Former Newcastle keeper Paul Woolston has signed a new contract.

At Under-18 level, international clearance has now been received for three new additions.

Johan Guadagno is a 16-year-old keeper from IF Brommapojkarna in Sweden, while forwards Dillon Hoogewerf and Mateo Mejia have also joined.

Netherlands Under-16 international striker Hoogewerf arrives from Ajax and Mejia was previously with Real Zaragoza in Spain.

United have also reached an agreement with Monaco for Hannibal Mejbri to join the club subject to FIFA approval.

The 16-year-old midfielder has experience of the UEFA Youth League with the Ligue 1 side and represents France at youth level.

Dillon Hoogewerf came on as a substitute in Saturday's Under-18s win over Sunderland.

Bjorn Hardley is another player awaiting international clearance before his move to United can be completed. The 16-year-old Dutch defender was previously with NAC Breda.

We would like to welcome all the new additions to the club.

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