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Photo: 14-year-old Manchester United whizkid signs Adidas deal

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Manchester United youngster Siem Eyob-Abraha has been pictured signing a new sponsorship deal.

Eyob-Abraha shared an image via Instagram saying he was ‘delighted to join the Adidas family’ after being snapped up by the sportswear giant.

Ayob-Abraha, 14, is a striker in Manchester United’s academy who was born in 2008.

He hails from east African country Eritrea, where he hopes to one day become the first player from the nation to represent Manchester United’s first team.

Adidas signing him to a deal shows he is a player there are high hopes for, who they want to be associated with.

The youngster is one of several highly rated talents in the academy, including Majid Balogun, who signed for the club last year.

It is likely to be a couple of years until Ayob-Abraha gets called into the under-18s, but United have shown they will push top talents forward if they believe the time is right.

Striker Amir Ibragimov did make his under-18s debut earlier this season, playing 90 minutes in a league game.

While this was an exception, it will inspire his peers and show they will get opportunities if the coaching staff believe they are ready.

Photo by Manchester United/Manchester United via Getty Images

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