Report: Costa Rican coach confirms Manchester United will sign youth star

Manchester United are said to have negotiated a deal for youth star Luis Jose Hernandez.

Costa Rican under-17 coach Randall Chacon has confirmed that Manchester United have struck a deal for youth player Luis Jose Hernandez, Costa Rican website report.

The 16-year-old is a left-back and currently plies his trade for Costa Rican outfit Deportivo Sapirssa, the Central American country’s biggest and most popular football team.

Yet it has been his recent performances during the pre-Mundial which has allegedly garnered attention across Europe and in particular from the Premier League’s most successful club.

According to, Costa Rica’s under-17 coach Randall told viewers live on air during the recent Costa Rica vs Haiti encounter that Hernandez is Old Trafford-bound.

“Effectively, from the information that we have is that the young boy Hernandez from the U17 squad will sign for Manchester United,” he confirmed.

Hernandez would join a long list of coveted star players to leave Deportivo Saprissa for Europe, with the likes of Joel Campbell, Keylor Navas and Bryan Oviedo among others to play for the club.

United currently boast a number of options in the full-back areas, but investing in youth players has been a regular occurrence by the Red Devils over the years and this seems no different.

Hernandez is currently training with the national side’s youth team as they prepare to face Panama and Mexico in a bid to qualify for the 2015 Youth World Cup in Chile.

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