Manchester United Signs Blackburn Defender Phil Jones to Five-Year Deal

Manchester United signed Blackburn defender Phil Jones to a five-year contract after reaching a transfer agreement with his former soccer club.

The 19-year-old passed a medical examination last week in Manchester and will join the Premier League champions when he’s finished at the European Under-21 tournament, United said today on its website. He came up through Blackburn’s youth team, and played his first match with the senior team in September 2009.

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