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Man Utd Transfers: Three European clubs ‘express interest’ in signing academy player compared to Martin Odegaard



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Manchester United academy starlet Isak Hansen-Aaroen is attracting interest from major European clubs with his Old Trafford future in the balance.

HansenAaroen, 18, only has six months remaining on his deal at United.

Whilst he wants things to work at the club, according to the Manchester Evening News, he is disappointed by the lack of first-team opportunities and has doubts about whether to sign another new contract.

Erik ten Hag’s side faced League One team Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup third round earlier this week. Seven academy players were named on the bench, but Isak was not one of them.

He is still yet to make his debut for the club despite joining at 15 years of age after playing seven first-team appearances for Tromsø IL. He was considered a special talent.

Yttergård Jenssen, fellow Norweigan told Dagbladet that the playmaker reminds him of Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard.

“He has some skills that are absolutely raw. He is so playful with the ball. And the way he moves on a football field,” he said. “There’s something artistic about it. He reminds me a bit of Martin Odegaard.

“We just have to let him impress us and rejoice that he is doing well. Then we’ll see how far it goes. A football career goes up and down. Right now, he’s on a roll, and there’s bound to be some adversity. So let’s hope he copes well and continues that upward trend in the long term.”

However, the aforementioned report added that the likes of Ajax, Atletico Madrid and Napoli are among the teams to express an interest in the midfielder’s signature should he decide to leave United.

The Reds are eager for the Norwegian teenager to sign a new four-and-a half year deal at the club, but the terms offered so far do not come close to packages he could expect to receive elsewhere.

They believe he is still in the right environment to fulfil his huge potential in the professional game. United are also reluctant to sell the player this month and would insist on a hefty sell-on fee and a low buyback clause if they did.