Tromso have confirmed Isak Hansen-Aaroen’s transfer to Manchester United.
Hansen-Aaroen will join the club’s academy set up once he turns 16, which happens to be tomorrow (Aug 22). He is a creative midfielder and is expected to join United’s U-18 team.
The move was first confirmed a year ago, as per Manchester Evening News, and United sent Aidan Barlow on loan in return as part of the agreement.
Tromso’s Instagram message read: “A wonderful person. A unique football talent. Who just loves to play football now.
“From Fløya to TIL rejuvenated, into the academy as a 10-year-old, replenishment at the TIL school and debut for the first team as a 15-year-old. Assist in his last match for Tromsø IL, this time.
“Thank you so much for the last ten years and good luck in Manchester United and on in your career. We hope you have a great time, see you soon.”
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En fantastisk person. Et unikt fotballtalent. Som bare elsker å spille fotball i nuet. Fra Fløya til TIL yngres, inn i akademiet som 10-åring, påfyll på TIL-skolen og debut for a-laget som 15-åring. Assist i sin siste kamp for Tromsø IL, for denne gang. Tusen takk for de siste ti årene og lykke til videre i Manchester United og videre i karrieren. Vi håper du får det dritbra, så sees vi igjen snart 😊❤️ @isak.aaroen
Hansen-Aaroen became the club’s youngest ever place when he made his debut for Tromso at the start of July. He made seven appearances for the first team, all as a substitute, providing an assist in his final game.
Speaking to Nordlys last week, Tromso assistant coach Lars Petter Andressen said: “We wish he could be here and contribute to the season, but we understand that they want him there.”
A big congratulations to Hansen-Aaroen on his move to United and becoming the first Norwegian player signed by Solskjaer since he took over as first team manager.