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Striker leaves Man United on permanent deal late on deadline day

Manchester United sold teenage striker Dillon Hoogewerf to Borussia Monchengladbach late on transfer deadline day, with the 18-year-old heading to Germany on a permanent deal.

The Dutch forward joined United from Ajax in 2019 as a 16-year-old having become a standout of the youth set-up with the Erdivisie giants.

He showed some promise with the Red Devils, scoring 12 goals in 19 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League in the 2020/21 season, although clearly they have not been that impressed by his development.

ESPN report that he has moved to Gladbach for an undisclosed fee, and while it is a permanent move, it ‘includes an initial loan fee and a sell-on.’

The youngster will be joining up with the Under-23 side at Gladbach and hope to find a path to the first team with the Bundesliga club.

Striker leaves Man United on permanent deal late on deadline day

A statement confirming his exit on the Manchester United club website read: ‘The Dutchman’s permanent move has now received international clearance.

‘Hoogewerf joined United in 2019 and began his scholarship with the club after leaving Ajax in his homeland.

‘This season, the 18-year-old has featured 16 times across games in Premier League 2, the UEFA Youth League and EFL Trophy, scoring twice.

‘Everybody at Manchester United would like to wish Dillon well for the future.’

In another piece of transfer deadline day business, goalkeeper Matej Kovar signed a new contract with United running until 2023 and also moved out on loan to Burton Albion for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old has been training with the first team this season and has been called up to the Czech Republic national team for the first time this campaign.

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