Manchester United youngster Gabriele Biancheri signs first professional contract:
Manchester United youngster Gabriele Biancheri has signed his first professional contract with the club. The young striker signed a scholarship deal at Old Trafford in January after leaving Cardiff City, and United paid a six-figure compensation fee to the Welsh side.
The Reds intended to hand the teenager a professional contract once he turned 17 and wasted no time in doing so, with the contract signed on his birthday on Monday.
Gabriele Biancheri was dropped straight into United’s Under-18 side upon signing, and the striker scored four minutes into his debut in March. United will have used their inside knowledge to land the promising youngster before other teams circled, thanks to development coach David Hughes.
Hughes was Cardiff’s academy manager between July 2021 and July 2022, a period in which Biancheri made a name for himself by appearing for the Bluebirds’ Under-21 side. He earned the call-up after bagging an outstanding 17 goals in 11 matches at Under-16 level.
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Gabriele Biancheri has also been capped by Wales at youth level, playing five times for the Under-17s. There is high hope that the teenager can become a fully-fledged international and rise through the ranks at United.
Erik ten Hag has shown a willingness to integrate youth talent into his team, with Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo both in the Dutchman’s first-team plans for this season.
Why Biancheri is a signing for the future:
Biancheri is a highly-rated striker who has been impressing for United’s youth teams since his arrival in January. He is likened to Alejandro Garnacho in terms of his style of play, and he has already shown that he has the potential to score goals at a high level.
In addition to his goalscoring ability, Biancheri is also a good dribbler and passer of the ball. He is intelligent and has a good understanding of the game.
How Biancheri could fit into Ten Hag’s plans:
Ten Hag is a manager who is known for giving young players a chance. He has already shown that he is not afraid to throw youngsters into the first team if he believes that they are good enough.
Biancheri is still young and raw, but he has the potential to be a valuable asset to Ten Hag’s squad in the future. He could be used as a back-up option to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, and he could also be used as a wide forward or a number 10.
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