Manchester United appear to have completed their first signing of the summer transfer window, snapping up highly-rated Czech goalkeeper Radek Vítek.
The 16-year-old had agreed a deal to move to Old Trafford from SK Sigma Olomouc back in January, but Vítek’s move has only now been completed – with the goalkeeper set to join United’s Under-18 squad once football returns.
Vítek, who spent time training at Southampton before deciding on his future, has admitted that he thought Manchester United’s interest in him was a joke before completing the move to the north-west.
“It’s a really great feeling, moving to Manchester United is the dream of many guys who start playing football,” Vítek said, quoted by the Daily Star.
“I am looking forward to it so much. I admit that I didn’t believe it when I learned about the club’s interest, but now it’s definitely a reality.”
Vítek has spent this season as part of SK Sigma Olomouc’s Under-19 side, while he’s also got experience with the Czech Republic Under-17s.
Already standing at 6ft 5in tall, the Star’s report says Vítek is represented by the Sport Invest agency, although it’s worth noting information about a player’s representatives aren’t usually known until they turn 18.
The Sport Invest group have a lot of Czech stars on their books, including Manchester United’s current Under-23 goalkeeper Matej Kovar, while they also represent Petr Cech, Pavel Kaderabek and Tomas Kalas.
Vítek is the latest in a long line of additions to United’s Under-18 squad over the last few seasons, which most recently include Swedish goalkeeper Johan Guadagno, centre back Björn Hardley, ex-Monaco star Hannibal Mejbri and Dutch forward Dillon Hoogewerf.
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