Manchester United have confirmed the signing of long-term target Aliou Traore, who has also been previously part of the Paris Saint-Germain youth academy.
The Red Devils have reportedly been in the pursuit for the youngster for over a year, after the starlet stole their attention through brilliant performances.
Upon the confirmation of the signing, U18s coach Kieran McKenna told MUTV: “Traore is a boy we’ve been looking at for a while.
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“He is a really powerful midfielder who likes to run box to box. He is very strong technically and is improving all the time.
“He’s a nice man and his English is improving. He’s settling in well with the boys and has taken to the club really well.”
Further, the Frenchman has also made his debut for the Old Trafford outfit with their youth side, in a 3-2 defeat to Wolves over the weekend.
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The promising midfielder is yet to perform for Jose Mourinho’s side due to age restrictions, but he will be eligible around January, when he turns 17, and could also appear in the FA Youth Cup sooner or later.
Nevertheless, the Portuguese tactician’s men have found themselves a great prospect in the name of Traore, which shows their interest in securing the club’s future.
Moreover, their pursuit of the talented midfielder, which lasted around a whole year, could be a sign of what he is capable of.