Manchester United confirms the long-term future of one of their brightest young stars after Aliou Traore signed his first professional contract.
The midfielder, who celebrated his seventeenth birthday on Monday, just formally joined United in December in spite of arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in the late spring.
The club are comprehended to have fended off intrest from Juventus to sign the France youth star, who has now gotten international clearance to play.
He is exceptionally appraised by Nicky Butt and whatever is left of the youth academy staff at Old Trafford, prompting the club rapidly secures him for the coming years.
Addressing the United site, academy executive Butt stated: ‘Aliou is an immensely talented youthful player and we are altogether pleased to see him sign his first professional contract at Manchester United.
‘Aliou will normally require time to adjust, yet he has an energizing future in front of him and we are for the most part anticipating seeing his exhibitions for the Under-18s in the second 50% of this season.’
Following his summer arrival, Traore travelled with the squad on a pre-season tour to Austria, and has been plying his trade this season for United’s Under 18s.
It has been a whirlwind first couple of months for the midfielder, who made his debut against Wolves, before being sent off 10 days later in an FA Youth Cup defeat against Derby County.
Speaking about the young talent, academy coach Kieran McKenna previously said: ‘[He] is a boy we’ve been looking at for a while. He is a really powerful midfielder who likes to run box to box. He is very strong technically and is improving all the time.