Millen Baars has confirmed that he is now a Manchester United player through his Instagram account.
The young starlet has been scouted by the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in the past, but United appear to have won the race to lure him away from Ajax.
It was reported that an agreement between the player and the Old Trafford club had been reached earlier this summer, and the move has now been completed.
Baars recently changed his Instagram bio to “Footballer for Manchester United,” and that has all but put an end to speculation regarding the winger’s future. The youngster was, in fact, keen on leaving Ajax in January, but couldn’t complete a transfer, as he did not possess an international clearance.
The 16-year-old has been a target for the club since Louis van Gaal’s days at the helm of the club. And with the Dutchman’s scout, Marcel Bout, staying on at the club to be a part of Mourinho’s backroom staff, their interest in Baars continued, and it appears that they have finally managed to seal a transfer.
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His father Stefan revealed last year: “We have had talks with Ajax that were between Millen and the club. Ajax is a great club with a very good youth system, but they can unfortunately not cope so very well.
“You saw in the past with other youth players who now play at other clubs. But Millen was ready for a different challenge. There was interest from Italy, Portugal and England, but when he was at Chelsea and United to look, he knew he wanted to play in Manchester.”
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