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Chilean youngster Henriquez joins Man United

Published on Aug 18, 2012 9:00 AM

SANTIAGO (AFP) - Young Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez is to join Manchester United, his club Universidad de Chile announced in a statement on Friday.

"Angelo Henriquez will join Manchester United this month," said Universidad de Chile, the 2011 winners of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's equivalent of the Europa League.

The talented 18-year-old will join United for a fee of US$5.5 million (S$6.89 million), after undergoing a medical in England this week, and will become the first Chilean ever to play for the Old Trafford club.

"The player is physically and mentally prepared to take this determining step in his career," added the selling club.

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