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Amad Diallo finalises move to Manchester United from Atalanta

Neil Treacy
Neil Treacy

16:50 7 Jan 2021

Amad Diallo has completed his transfer to Manchester United, signing a four-and-a-half year contract at Old Trafford.

United agreed a fee with Atalanta for the signing of the 18-year-old winger on transfer deadline day in October, with the Ivorian now completing personal terms and a work-permit, and will link up with the United first team this month.

Diallo has made five senior appearances for the Italian side, scoring on his debut versus Udinese in October 2019.

The deal to bring Diallo to Old Trafford could eventually be worth a reported £37m.

Welcoming Amad Diallo to United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:

"As a club, we have followed Amad for a number of years and having watched him myself, I believe he is one of the most exciting young prospects in the game.

"Manchester United has such a proud history of developing young players and everything is in place to enable Amad to reach his potential here.

"It will take time for him to adapt but his speed, vision and fantastic dribbling ability will stand him in good stead to make the transition. He is a player with all of the raw attributes that are needed to be an important player for Manchester United in the years to come.”

Diallo was born in the Ivory Coast, before moving to Italy at the age of 10, and signing for Atalanta in 2015.

He's due to arrive at the club in the coming days, once his visa application is approved.

Amad Diallo commented:

"After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United. I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game; when I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club.

"This is a really exciting squad with so many great players, I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them and give everything to develop my game. The coaches have been fantastic since I signed, we have been in touch regularly and they have already given me a lot of great advice."

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