By Tony Hughes
Idris Kanu has signed for non-league Aldershot Town weeks after undergoing a Manchester United trial, it has been announced.
The Conference club revealed on their official website and Twitter account that the forward had penned terms.
Kanu, 16, has made the move to Aldershot even though he scored a double for Manchester United Under-18s during a trial at the Premier League giants last month.
The Shots have signed former West Ham United Academy player Idris Kanu.
— Aldershot Town FC (@OfficialShots) October 7, 2016
The teenage forward is a product of the West Ham academy and joined club aged 11 before breaking into their Under-21s at the age of just 15 last year.
Kanu subsequently played for United’s Under 18 side and capped off his time at the club with a brace for as they defeated Middlesbrough 5-1 at Carrington.
United academy chief Nicky Butt and the club’s new under-18s coach Kieran McKenna, who arrived at the club from Tottenham Hotspur recently, were reportedly impressed by the youngster, as reported by the Daily Mail.
“We’re fortunate to have signed a very talented player” said Aldershot manager of Gary Waddock of Kanu to the club’s website. “We need to make sure that we help him to realise his potential but we are planning for the future.”
Kanu made the move to Aldershot after leaving the London Stadium.
In other West Ham transfer news, David Gold has given a fascinating Twitter update of the club’s recruitment.