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Manchester United confirm deal for EFL starlet

Manchester United have confirmed young goalkeeper Elyh Harrison has joined the club’s youth academy, arriving from League Two side Stevenage.

The EFL has provided a whole of host top young players over the years. Many of the country’s top players have started out their journey in the Football League, be it at youth or first-team level.

Now, another EFL talent has made a big jump up, with Stevenage’s 16-year-old academy ‘keeper Elyh Harrison joining Manchester United.

The Red Devils confirmed on their official website that Harrison has joined as part of their academy intake for the new season, linking up with the Premier League giants’ U17s alongside 13 other talents.

Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace moved to wish Harrison all the best in the League Two club’s statement confirming his move.

He stated it’s another sign that the club’s continued investment is having a positive impact, with Harrison becoming the fourth talent to earn a move to the Premier League after starting in their youth ranks.

In the meantime…

While Harrison heads for pastures new, first-team boss Steve Evans will be hoping to continue his Stevenage rebuild.

The Boro boss has wasted no time in shifting on a whole host of the squad and replacing them with his own players, as has become routine for Evans in his spells with previous clubs such as Peterborough United and Gillingham.

Max Clark, Michael Bostwick, Jordan Roberts, Aaron Chapman, Danny Rose, Carl Piergianni, Dan Sweeney, Kane Smith, Dean Campbell (loan) and Taye Ashby-Hammond (loan) have all joined Stevenage so far this summer.

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