The Manchester United academy has built a long-standing legacy of producing great young talents over the years. A number of players have come through the club’s youth ranks and established themselves as bona fide superstars in senior football.
Playing for the club’s first-team is something that every youngster dreams of while advancing through the youth ranks. But, the sad thing is that not every player attains that goal. And most times, it motivates them to find a new challenge elsewhere.
Of course, this is always a tough decision for any club. And the Red Devils are set to face the same dilemma this summer, with a number of talented youngsters looking set to depart as their contracts come to an end. One such player is Arnau Puigmal.
Signed from Espanyol in 2017, Puigmal was thought to have a bright future at Old Trafford. But since then, he has failed to break into the club’s first-team and not made a single appearance for the senior side. And now he looks set to call time on his spell in England this summer.
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Puigmal looks set to leave Manchester United this summer
As reported by the Daily Mail, Puigmal looks destined to return to Spain with Almería understood to be the frontrunners for his signature.
The Red Devils beat FC Barcelona back in 2017 to secure the signing of Arnau Puigmal after the youngster had shown great promise in the Mediterranean International Cup.
Since joining the Red Devils, Puigmal has had made 62 appearances (according to stats from Transfermarkt) for the club’s youth sides, scoring 14 goals and providing 10 assists in the process of doing so.
The versatile midfielder was an unused substitute in the Red Devils’ Europa League visit to FC Astana last season. And it looks like he will be leaving the club before ever making his first-team debut.
Other than Puigmal, Manchester United also look set to release the likes of Mark Helm, Jacob Carney and Max Taylor.