Manchester United complete signing of Regan Poole

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Manchester United have completed the signing of Regan Poole from Newport County, the club have confirmed on their official website.

The 17-year-old defender, who has starred for Wales at Under-17 level,  had been on trial with the Red Devils, and now looks set to join up with the club's Under-21 side after passing a medical earlier today. 

It appears, then, that the signing of Poole is one for the future for the Old Trafford outfit, with Newport boss Terry Butcher claiming that it's a 'wonderful' opportunity for the player to progress his career.


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He stated: "In the past few days a number of clubs have shown an interest in Regan, but as soon as Manchester United came in there was only really going to be one outcome.

"It is every boy's dream to play for Manchester United, and it's a wonderful opportunity for him to progress at such a magnificent club. It doesn't matter which country you are in, or where you are in the world, when Manchester United come calling you have to answer."

LVG deserves praise

Ultimately, opinion is still split over Manchester United's transfer activity throughout the course of the summer. Of course, the Red Devils have splashed the cash once again under the Louis van Gaal regime, but the club's hierarchy must be commended for their investment in youth. 

In Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial, the Red Devils now have two of the most exciting young forward players in world football, and while Poole may well have to wait before entering the first-team scene, it could yet prove another fine coup for the club. 

Of course, Poole must now prove his credentials for the Under-21 side, but don't be surprised if Van Gaal hands the youngster his chance to shine in the Capital One Cup. 

Manchester United fans: Are you pleased with your club's summer business? Have your say below! 

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