Manchester United sign Belgian wonderkid, according to reports

Manchester United have signed Belgian wonderkid Indy Boonen, according to reports in his homeland.

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Manchester United have signed Belgian teenage star Indy Boonen on a three-year deal, according to reports in his homeland.

The attacking midfielder, who was part of the youth set-up at Genk until he was released last summer, reportedly caught United’s attention when he played in a friendly against them in April 2013.

Boonen has been training with United for the last month and he says he has now put pen to paper on a professional deal after turning 16, turning down reported interest from Manchester City, Arsenal and Feyenoord among others.

"It’s like in a dream," he is quoted as saying by Belgian newspaper HLN. "The training sessions are hard, but I don’t feel the tiredness when I realize I have signed for Manchester United."

United have also reportedly been tracking the progress of Boonen’s 13-year-old brother Seppe, who is a goalkeeper, although he would not be able to sign for anyone until he turns 16.

Manchester United are yet to confirm the deal.