Manchester United in talks to sign winger hailed as the new Messi

According to reports, Manchester United have contacted Atalanta over the possibility of signing winger Amad Traore.

According to Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils have already began talks with Serie A side Atalanta over the transfer of Traore.

Manchester Evening News claim the 18 year old winger isn’t seen as an alternative to United target Jadon Sancho and both deals are being worked on separately.

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Traore joined Atalanta’s academy in 2015 and was handed his senior debut last October in the 7-1 victory over Udinese.

The winger has been hailed as the new Messi due to the inability of defenders to take the ball off him.

“He plays like Messi,” Atalanta captain Papu Gomez said of the winger light-heartedly in a Q&A earlier this year.

“To stop him we have to kick him.”

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