Manchester United have signed highly-rated midfielder Martin Svidersky on a three-year deal, reports the Manchester Evening News. Nicky Butt, United’s Head of Academy, sealed a deal for the 15-year-old, beating out interest from Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham United and Celtic.
“A Dream Come True. A day U will never forget. Delighted to sign my first contract with Manchester United. I would like to thank my family, friends but especially GOD for a big support. Many more things to come in future,” he said on Instagram.
Described as a Slovakian wonderkid, Svidersky had previously been playing youth football for Presov and will now be the latest player to join United’s u16 side who are taking part in the Singapore Sevens Tournament in Padang this week.
The Young Red Devils will play Spanish side Valencia, Fulham, Japanese outfit Urawa Reds and Liverpool before locking horns with Singapore’s JSSL FC, Perth Glory and Bangkok United.
Svidersky will now hope he can work his way up the youth ranks to the Manchester United first-team and following in the footsteps of Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay, England attacking-midfielder Jesse Lingard and striker Marcus Rashford, who have racked up a combined 3673 minutes of Premier League football under Jose Mourinho this season.
The academy graduates could be helping United to second place in the English top flight and the FA Cup come May. The Manchester giants are 16 points behind leaders Manchester City but three points clear of third-place Liverpool with a game in hand, in addition to having an FA Cup final against Chelsea to come.