United seal deal for French youth Traore

Published on: 03 December 2017

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of youth player Aliou Traore.

Sources told ESPN FC in July that France under-17 midfielder Traore would join from Sarcelles and the club have now confirmed the deal.

"Traore is a boy we've been looking at for a while," United U18s coach Kieran McKenna told MUTV recently. "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."

ICYMI - #MUFC have completed the signing of French youngster Aliou Traore: https://t.co/MFS8ZoFUU7 pic.twitter.com/rzw8rZ0wIx

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 3, 2017

Traore, who had previously spent time in Paris Saint-Germain's youth system, made his first United appearance in Saturday's Under-18 Premier League Cup loss to Wolves.

Source: espn.co.uk