Official: Manchester United complete the signing of midfielder from Premier League club

Manchester United have completed signing of midfielder Toby Collyer from Premier League side Brighton.

The 18-year-old joins Manchester United on a three-and-a-half-year deal after failing to agree terms on a new contract with Brighton.

It’s understood that Collyer, 18, impressed while on trial with United last month. The defensive midfielder caught the eye of United coaches with his performance in a friendly game against Huddersfield Town and talks progressed from there.

“Delighted to join this great club, can’t wait to get started,” Collyer wrote on social media after the deal was completed.

A former captain of the England U16 and U17 teams, Collyer is highly rated midfielder and will now continue his development at Old Trafford.

Chelsea were said to be interested in signing Collyer before United acted on their interest in the player.