Manchester United have signed Norwegian wonderkid Isak Hansen-Aaroen, according to his club Tromso.
Foward Hansen-Aaroen is highly regarded and made his first-team debut aged just 15 years and 319 days.
United already had an agreement in place with Tromso, and sent Aidan Barlow to Norway last summer before releasing the 20-year-old earlier this window.
Hansen-Aaroen is expected to link up with United’s academy for at least a year as part of his development.
Tromso wrote on Instagram: “A wonderful person. A unique football talent. Who just loves to play football now.
“Thank you so much for the last ten years and good luck in Manchester United and on in your career. We hope you have a great time, see you soon.”
Tromso assistant Lars Petter Andressen of Aaroen: “I wish he could be here and contribute to the season. But we understand that they want him there.”
Hansen-Aaroen previously had trials at both Liverpool and Everton and actually turned 16 on Saturday.
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Meanwhile, United could reportedly sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, if Frank Lampard makes him available for the right price.
Chelsea have already spent heavily this summer, bringing in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, but want to add more.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz is expected to complete his transfer over the coming week. But that deal could cost around £80m and Frank Lampard needs to raise funds through player sales.
And in a surprise development on Thursday, the odds tumbled on Kante leaving Stamford Bridge this summer.
United are now the favourites with the bookmakers to sign the France star. And the Daily Mirror claims a deal could be struck if Chelsea do not demand a substantial fee. Read more…