Atalanta sensation Amad Diallo is set to join Manchester United early next month with reports claiming a conversation with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer convinced the teenager to snub Juventus. However, after a deal was agreed back in the summer, why has it taken so long and exactly how much will he cost the Red Devils?
Diallo, 18, has featured in 93 youth matches for Atalanta has been directly involved in a decent 37 goals, in all competitions.
After only making his Serie A debut at the back end of 2019, Diallo has agreed to make a sensational move to United. The deal was made official on ManUtd.com during the summer’s transfer deadline day.
Despite agreeing to come to Old Trafford during the summer, fans have been forced to wait to see their new starlet in action after complications over the winger’s work permit and passport meant the move had to be delayed.
A recent report from the Guardian has revealed the finer details of the unusual transfer.
The report claims that a personal conversation with Solskjaer convinced the teenager to snub a move to Juventus before agreeing to become a Red Devil.
It has also been claimed that the 18-year-old was waiting to receive his Italian passport which finally arrived last week.
The Guardian claim Diallo’s proposed move will cost the Reds’ hierarchy an initial £22.38m plus up to £13.65m in add-ons depending on performance related bonuses being achieved.