Exeter City youngster Sean Goss joined Manchester United this week for an initial fee in the region of £100,000.
The 16-year-old from Crediton has been part of Exeter City’s Centre of Excellence since he was eight-years-old and started his life as a Red Devil on Monday morning.
Sean, who scored 13 times from the centre of midfield for the City Under 16s last season, spent time on trial with United in a tournament in Holland earlier this year and after impressing he has now joined the Academy at one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“The last few days haven't felt real - seeing all the first team players around and the training facilities is like a different world,” Sean said this week.
“As a Man United supporter as well as a City fan I couldn’t believe it, I’d dreamt about it all my life. Now I can’t wait to get started now and we’ve got pre-season games coming up soon.
“I just have to continue working hard and my aim now is to just push higher and higher through the ranks. I’ve got family nearby and I’m sure it’ll help a lot knowing they are just around the corner.
"City’s will be the first result I look out for on a Saturday and I’ll be doing my best to get to northern away games if I haven’t got a fixture."
It is fantastic to see that our Centre of Excellence is producing players that catch the eye of the likes of Manchester United and it a credit to both Sean as a player and the coaches who’ve overseen his development for the last eight years or so that this move has come about.
Everyone at the club wishes him all the best at Manchester United and we’ll be following his progress closely. Best of luck Sean!
The money from Sean’s move will be ringfenced for the youth.