Sources: Man United to sign 18-year-old winger Traore


Manchester United are in negotiations with Atalanta over a deal for winger Amad Traore, sources have told ESPN.

Traore, 18, has only played 25 minutes for Atalanta in Serie A but United are keen to sign the young winger for a fee worth in the region of £18. 2 million plus £9.1m in add-ons.

The deal will likely have to wait until January to be completed due to work permit regulations, sources added.

United have long been looking to bolster their resources on the wing. Sources told ESPN Traore will be considered a first-team signing, along with 18-year-old Facundo Pellistri who they are trying to bring in from Uruguayan side Penarol.

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Traore was close to signing for Parma earlier in the summer, but the deal broke down.

United have been monitoring the young winger for the past three years and have been locked in talks with Atalanta for a while but sources have told ESPN there has been a breakthrough in negotiations.

United had been keen to add another winger to the squad before the deadline closed, with Barcelona‘s Ousmane Dembele and Watford‘s Ismaila Sarr on their radar, but no deal materialised.