Manchester United are on the verge of bringing another player into their famed youth academy.
Isak Hansen-Aaroen is set to join the Red Devils after Tromso confirmed the teenager has left their club. He previously had trials with both Liverpool and Everton before choosing to join the record champions of England.
It was announced by the Manchester Evening News one year ago today that United had agreed to sign the teenager, but that the deal would not go through for 12 months. Hansen-Aaroen only turns 16 next week.
Tromso assistant Lars Petter Andressen was by quoted by Norwegian outlet Nordlys (via MEN) as saying:
“Isak is no longer with us now. He will travel to Manchester next week and he has agreed with us that he will now have a few days off. It will be a little holiday to calm down a bit before he goes over.”
Isak Hansen-Aaroen previously became Tromso’s youngest-ever player at the age of 15 years and 319 days in July, going on to make six substitute appearances in all for the club. The forward also has three goals in three gaps for the Norway Under-16s.
The teenager becomes the first Norwegian to join Manchester United under fellow countryman Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who himself was the second-ever player from the Scandinavian country to represent them. The first was centre-back Ronny Johnsen in 1996.
Henning Berg, Eric Nevland and Joshua King have also played for Manchester United, whilst they did have Magnus Eikrem and Mats Daehli as youngsters, both of whom went on to play under Solksjaer at both Molde and Cardiff City.