Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

French Youth International Signs Pro Contract at 17

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

French Youth International Signs Pro Contract at 17

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ALIOU Traore has signed a professional contract with United after turning 17.

Traore, who celebrated his birthday on Monday, joined United from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer but the club did not announce his arrival until December while he awaited international clearance.

United signed Traore from PSG after he had a trial last year. The club is understood to have seen off interest from Serie A champions Juventus to recruit the France youth international.

"Aliou is a tremendously gifted young player and we are all delighted to see him sign his first professional contract at Manchester United," academy head Nicky Butt told the club website.

"Aliou will naturally need time to adapt, but he has an exciting future ahead of him and we are all looking forward to seeing his performances for the Under-18s in the second half of this season. …

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