Manchester United are expected to complete the signing of 16-year-old Aliou Traore in yet another coup for their academy. The former Paris-Saint Germain youngster is set to join Nicky Butt’s youth squad.
The defensive midfielder has been touted by many to be a future a France captain. He surprisingly decided to leave the French giants last summer, and was invited over to play for the Red Devils’ academy against Burnley in February. He also scored for United in their 7-0 win, it was reported.
Manchester City and Juventus are among the clubs reported to be chasing the teenager. But it is rumoured that he has agreed to join United.
Traore is expected to be part of a plan to replicate the famous Class of ’92 at the Old Trafford outfit. Among the youngsters linked to this plan are Matthew Knox, Alex Timossi, Martin Murcko and Levent Gundogan.
SunSport reported that United are looking to grab American wonderkid Will Vint as well. Vint Jr. is also reported to have had trials with the Toffees.
However, the rumours have gained more credibility since the youngster updated his Instagram profile to “footballer for Manchester United.”