by Sam Peoples

Costa Rica’s FA have denied that Luis Hernandez has agreed a deal to join Manchester United.

Reports from the British press last week suggested an agreement to bring the 17-year-old playmaker to Old Trafford had been completed but Costa’s Rica’s director of communications Cristiam Williams has publicly denied the reports, insisting there is ‘no possibility’ of it happening.

Speaking about Luis Hernandez, Williams said: “Currently it has no basis, the player was in England in January 2014 doing an trial in England but there is no contract and no possibility of it [joining Man United].

“We regret that this rumour comes at a time when the player is focused on achieving qualification to the youth World Cup.”

As Williams touched on, Hernandez has previously spent time on loan at Man United but he is adamant there has been no further advancement in any deal to bring the youngster to Manchester on a permanent basis.

Louis van Gaal‘s scouts have been busy bringing in talented youngsters having signed the likes of teenage duo Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Vanja Milinkovic last summer but as it stands, Costa Rica are denying a deal for Hernandez can be added to that list.

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