Manchester United FC have signed Spanish Under-17 international defender Gerard Piqué Bernabéu.
Manchester United FC have signed Spanish Under-17 international defender Gerard Piqué Bernabéu from FC Barcelona.
The English side have not revealed the terms of the deal nor the length of the 17-year-old's contract. Piqué represented his country at this summer's 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, helping Spain reach the final where they lost 2-1 to France.
Piqué, a centre-half who can also play on the left side of defence, came through the Barcelona youth system but reportedly rejected the offer of a new deal at Camp Nou.
Another player leaving Barcelona is German goalkeeper Robert Enke, who has had his contract cancelled with 12 months to run. Unable to dislodge first-choice Víctor Valdés, the 26-year-old had had loan spells at both Fenerbahçe SK in Turkey and at CD Tenerife in the Spanish second division last season.