The 19-year-old midfielder does not see his contract at the club expire until June 2022, but it is understood that the club and the player will seek an amicable settlement, to allow Helm to leave and return to regular football in first team in the coming months.
Helm gained a reputation as a free-kick specialist during his time in United’s youth ranks, scoring a number of goals that drew comparisons with Wayne Rooney after going viral on social media.
He is a central midfielder by trade and it is understood that there is an interest in his services in the English league pyramid.
He will join Max Taylor to leave the club this summer, with Connor Stanley, Paul Woolston and Arnau Puigmal all set to leave as well, MEN Sport understand.
Helm was a regular on United’s Under-23 squad last season, making 23 appearances for U23 and U21 and scoring five goals in the 2020/21 campaign. He was part of the FA Youth Cup squad that reached the semi-finals of the competition in 2020, alongside Teden Mengi, Hannibal Mejbri and Shola Shoretire.
United will also be looking into the future of their 19-year-old comrades Reece Devine and Charlie McCann, although it is not yet clear whether they will stay with the club or leave, either permanently or on loan.
United have implemented a policy of pushing young players into higher age groups in recent seasons, with Neil Wood’s Under-23 squad typically being made up of players around the age of 18.