Barcelona wonderkid bids farewell ahead of potential Manchester United move.
Manchester United won the race to sign Jurado who posted a farewell message on his Instagram account on Monday.
Barcelona were keen to keep the 16-year old for a lucrative long-term deal but United’s offer was enough to tempt him.
Barcelona would receive a compensation fee of around €200,000 for the highly rated youngster.
‘It’s never easy to leave a team that has given you everything. FC Barcelona has been my second home, my second family, where I have developed as a player and as a person,’ wrote Jurado.
‘Today it’s time to say goodbye, but not before expressing my gratitude to each of the people who have helped me since I started in the prebenjamín in the year 2011.
‘I have been lucky to share my passion with a fantastic generation, with which I will always be linked.
‘We started as boys who just wanted to run after a ball and I say goodbye, nine years later, calling them friends. Only we know the immense luck we have had with all the coaches who have developed us and helped us to keep fulfilling our dreams.
‘Every stage has a beginning and an end. Mine, having reflected a lot with my family, has come. I leave behind unforgettable memories which will always stay with me.’