Talks progressing with Atalanta’s Amad Traore despite deal being complicated

Manchester United and Serie A side Atalanta are reportedly progressing in shock talks to finalise the transfer of winger Amad Traore although the potential deal is thought to be complicated.

Traore, 18, has been with Atalanta’s youth academy his entire career and has gone onto be directly involved in a hugely impressive 62 goals in 96 appearances for his side’s under-17s and under-19s teams.

A recent shock report from Manchester Evening News‘ chief football writer Samuel Luckhurst claims United are close to finalising a deal for Atalanta’s teenage sensation.

MEN’s report claims that talks have recently progressed with the optimism beginning to grow that a deal can be struck.

It is understood that despite genuine interest from the Reds’ for Traore a proposed deal is far from easy to get done due to European registration rules.

The UK’s European Union membership currently states that British clubs can sign a professional player over the age of 16 as long as they hold a valid EU passport. However, the UK recently withdrew from the agreement with the European Union on January 31 2020 but still abides by the regulations during a transitional period which will end in January 2021.

MEN also claim that despite Traore featuring for just 30-minutes in total in Serie A the attacker will not be available on the cheap after being considered as one of Italy’s brightest talents.

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