Manchester United have completed yet another signing in teenager Aliou Badara Traore as a free agent.
Manchester United had almost completed the signing of the French U-16 International player previously, but growing interest from Juventus for the lad caused the ex-PSG Academy player to pull the deal longer in an attempt to get a better deal.
According to Goal.com, 16-year-old player has signed a 4-year deal with the club, which would involve a 1-year stint at Manchester United’s youth academy, before he moves to the first team for the next 3 years.
A very promising player, he had scouts drooling over his talent despite only waiting to turn 17 next January. Apart from Turin, Manchester’s other giants, Manchester City, were also closely monitoring the prodigy.
After playing among France’s best in Paris, he spent the last season at his hometown of Sarcelles, where he played for an amateur league side. While this might seem foolish, the bold choice was made as he believed he would not get enough playing time at the Parc des Princes.
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) June 28, 2017
While he might soon be training alongside his compatriots in Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, he already is infamous, as he was the only player in the French U-16 squad who was not associated with an amateur club.
Jose Mourinho is looking at a squad upgrade to match the quality the Champions League demands as well as compete for the Premier League title. After already bringing in Victor Lindelof from Benfica for £30 million, he has already closed down on Morata and Perisic, and is also linked heavily with Chelsea’s Matic and Monaco’s Fabinho.
This new transfer is an indication of Jose’s long-term vision for the club, despite their immediate trophy cabinet requirements.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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