French giants, Monaco is so close to finalizing a princely sum of €14 million being the signing of a Manchester United target Adama Traore from Lille, according to reports from RMC Sport.
The Malian international enjoyed a massive breakthrough season at Lille last term, he scored twice in all 19 league games as the club finished surprisingly at eighth in the Ligue 1.
The youngster excelled in a box-to-box midfield role for the club before he was crowned the player of the tournament at the Under-20 World Cup for his country.
This excellent form has led to speculation that Manchester United are readying a bid according to Metro newspapers.
It now appears that Monaco may have moved on the top of the queue to sign this prospect. We learnt that the club may have agreed personal terms with the player, although some pertinent clauses are yet to be ironed out more so all of the financial details with Lille.
This move is in line with continuation of Monaco’s recent transfer policy that has seen them move sway from signing established players such as Falcao rather signing players with huge potential in the likes of Bernardo Silva.
Pundits show that Adama Traore totally provided an all action display in a game against Monaco 1-0 which they loss last season.
There are fears in some quarters that its unlikely that Traore would readily commandeer a first team place at Manchester United straight way but its obvious Louis van Gaal is yet to secure one of his midfield targets this summer.
Though Traore has demonstrated his excellent passing ability through last season by completing 88% of his passes, which was the third highest total at the French league. He also created 15 chances in Ligue 1 for Lille last season.