Unlike his now former teammate Mason Greenwood, Aliou Traoré has yet to make his step up into Manchester United’s first-team.

The 19-year-old has been a regular in the club’s reserves, making 16 appearances and scoring four goals, but there will come a stage where he will need professional football under his belt if he doesn’t want his career to stall.

That’s where Stade Malherbe de Caen in Ligue 2 come in, according to Foot Mercato, as the club look for players to bolster their midfield ahead of the new season.

The website explain the Normandy based club’s directors have ‘started discussions’ with the player’s representatives to ‘discuss a potential arrival this summer’.

There’s no details as to whether it would be a loan or a full transfer, and a lot could rest on what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans are for the player going forward.

The Norwegian manager wants to focus on young talent, and if you’ve already got one at the club you feel capable of soon making the leap into the first-team, it ends up being a lot cheaper than spending millions on someone who could do a similar job.

This appears to be in the early stages for now, so we’ll keep an eye on it.