Manchester United youngster Isak Hansen-Aaroen has opened the door to a possible temporary departure when the January transfer window rolls around.
The highly-rated Norwegian prodigy was part of the United side that travelled to the United States for the pre-season tour and left a lasting impression on the manager.
He bagged an assist in the 2-0 victory over Leeds United in his homeland before delivering solid performances in subsequent games against Olympique Lyon and Wrexham.
With Ten Hag’s side well stocked in the middle of the park, Hansen-Aaroen failed to earn a call-up to the first team and was expected to remain with the youth set-up for the campaign.
However, the youngster has revealed a loan exit was on the cards over the summer. Although it failed to materialise, the transfer could be revived in the January window.
“There was talk of something different, but I don’t want to say too much about it – there was some stuff, but we didn’t quite agree,” the youngster told Norwegian outlet VG.
The youngster was further quizzed on whether interest in his services came from the Championship or clubs abroad, but he was reluctant to disclose any key information.
“Yes, possible,” he added when asked if a loan departure is still on the cards. “There is a lot of interest. If we wanted it to be a loan, I know we could go.”
The recently capped Norway under-21 international left his homeland to link up with the Red Devils at the U18 level in 2020.
He bagged three goals and five assists in 30 appearances during a two-year stint with the Man United U18s before earning promotion to the U21 set-up, where he has notched five goals and two assists in 42 games.
The central midfielder has already started the new Premier League 2 campaign in inspired form, bagging two goals in the opening three games.
Hansen-Aaoren could be the next Carrington prodigy to depart Man United on loan, but he has all the makings of a player who could earn a first-team place over the next few years.
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