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Exciting young Aldershot striker Idris Kanu signs first pro deal

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EXCITING young Aldershot Town striker Idris Kanu has signed his first professional deal with the club after turning 17 on Monday.

The ex-West Ham Academy player impressed on a recent trial for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, scoring twice for their U18s in a game against Middlesbrough.

However, rather than persuing his interest with the Premier League giants, the youngster opted for the National League and Aldershot.

Kanu has already scored three times in six starts for the Shots and his superb strike against Boreham Wood on Saturday sealed victory.

He has become Aldershot’s youngest player (16 years, 308 days) and youngest goalscorer (16 years, 343 days) in a league fixture and is set to stay at the club until at least the summer of 2019.

Shots boss Gary Waddock told the club’s website: “We are delighted that Idris has signed his first professional contract with Aldershot Town.

“He has made a fantastic start to his career here and now it is up to myself and (assistant manager) James Rowe to help him fulfill his undoubted potential.”

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