Last Updated: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:57
Manchester United have paid FC Zurich £700,000 for Switzerland Under-18 starlet Saidy Janko, who has been called a 'super talent'.
Janko, 17, can play anywhere down the right hand side from full back to wide attack and possesses outstanding pace and strength for his age.
United spotted him at this year's Fifa Blue Stars tournament in Switzerland in which his FC Zurich side retained their title with a 4-0 win over Botafogo in the final.
Reds coaches got a good look at Janko in the group stages as he helped Zurich to a 0-0 draw against a Manchester United side which featured Adnan Januzaj.
Janko was then invited over to Manchester for a trial in which he impressed before deciding to quit Zurich to move to United on a permanent deal.
FC Zurich general manager Massimo Rizzo told Der Bund: "We advised Saidy not to move abroad too soon but there was nothing that we could do to change his mind."
United are understood to have offered his family a relocation package so the youngster will settle quickly into his new surroundings and have agreed to pay Zurich additional cash based on his eventual first-team appearances which could take the total fee above £1million.
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