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EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United make ‘positive developments’ in Isak Hansen-Aaroen negotiations



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Manchester United have made ‘positive developments’ towards getting Isak Hansen-Aaoren tied down to a new deal at Old Trafford.

Hansen-Aarøen, 19, is one of the most highly-rated academy players at the club. The Norweigan youngster signed in the summer of 2020 alongside several other top talents, including Alejandro Garnacho.

The United midfielder has spent several years in the youth system and has recently witnessed FA Youth Cup winning partner Kobbie Mainoo light up the first team.

However, Hansen-Aarøen is still to earn his full debut for the club. Yet, he played several professional fixtures for his former side, Tromsø, at just 15 years of age.

With just six months left on his current deal at United, the lack of first-team opportunities under Erik ten Hag have led to speculation about the teenager leaving the club.

His own personal trainer has advised a move away, and reports have stated that the likes of Ajax and Napoli are interested in his signature.

However, United have been negotiating with the young Norwegian and sources close to negotiations have told UtdDistrict that there are ‘positive developments’ in getting him to sign a new deal at the club.

It is understood that whilst there is no deal complete yet, the club do not want to lose the youngster and that he has been offered a ‘significant’ contract by the Old Trafford side.

Ultimately, however, there are still questions to be asked about the talented midfielder’s integration into the first-team setup.

He has been included in training sessions with Ten Hag’s squad regularly and was even included in the training squad ahead of last season’s FA Cup final against Manchester City.

A source has previously told UtdDistrict that Ten Hag and his squad are aware of Hansen-Aarøen’s talents. Yet the player was recently overlooked for the FA Cup third-round tie against Wigan Athletic.

United will want to tie down the starlet to a new contract, and are making positive progress in doing so, but alongside a ‘significant’ deal will need to be a plan of action towards first-team integration.