Phil Jones Joins United On 5-Year Contract

Manchester United have signed 19 year old defender Phil Jones on a 5 year deal for a reported £16.5 million. The England U-21 international passed a medical last week but the deal was delayed due to Blackburn Rovers seeking a further £3.5million for the services of the defender who’s contract had a £20 million buy out clause.

There were numerous reports that Liverpool had joined in the race for the defender and made a much improved offer £20 million but the defender told the club he’s only signing for the 19 time English champions. This wasn’t the first team that was after Jones’ services, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger held talks with the defender but he elected to join Manchester United the following day despite being offered more money to join the Gunners.

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