Tromso have confirmed Isak Hansen-Aaroen’s transfer to Manchester United.

Hansen-Aaroen is heading to United to join the club’s academy set up when he turns 16, which is tomorrow on August 22.

The move was first confirmed last year, the MEN  reported.

Tromso’s 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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Hansen-Aaroen made his first team debut for Tromso at the start of July, becoming the club’s youngest ever player.

He provided an assist on his final appearance earlier this month.


Tromso assistant Lars Petter Andressen told Nordlys last week: “We wish he could be here and contribute to the season, but we understand that they want him there.”

Hansen-Aaroen is a creative midfield who will initially go into Manchester United’s under-18 team.

The quick progression of Hannibal Mejbri to the under-23s last season shows there is a path for him to be fast-tracked if he impresses.

Isak Hansen-Aaroen: What you need to know

  1. United agreed to sign Hansen-Aaroen in 2019

    The deal had to wait until he turned 16 in August 2020. United sent Aidan Barlow on loan to Tromso as part of the agreement.

  2. He was a wanted player

    United beat competition from both Everton and Liverpool for Hansen-Aaroen’s signature

  3. Making an impact

    Hansen-Aaroen made his debut for Tromso’s first team in July 2020. He made seven appearances in total, all as a substitute, providing an assist on his final appearance.

  4. Creative midfielder’s move is significant

    Hansen-Aaroen is the first Norwegian player signed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he took over as manager.

  5. Youth international

    Hansen-Aaroen is a Norway youth international. He has scored three goals in three games for the country’s under-16 side.

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