The Ivorian winger has finally arrived at Old Trafford after signing for Manchester United from Atalanta in the summer, and has signed a four-year contract.
Amad Diallo will wear the number 19 shirt at Manchester United, it has been confirmed by the club’s official website ManUtd.com.
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.”
We didn’t know a great deal about Diallo before it was announced that United were signing him in the summer, work permit permitting but that has been solved now and he’s officially a Manchester United player.
On his dream move, Diallo said: “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.
“I have had time to prepare for this move, both physically and mentally, and I9 have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.”
It’s been a long time now that United have needed a right-winger. We signed Facundo Pellistri on deadline day, along with Diallo, but he’s yet to make his first-team debut. In fact, the young Uruguayan winger has tested positive for coronavirus and won’t get his chance in the FA Cup tomorrow against Watford.
Diallo hasn’t played too many games for Atalanta which raises questions over the hefty transfer fee United have paid for his signature, though Solskjaer sounds like he’s convinced the winger has what it takes to be a United player.
We’re looking forward to seeing him in action.
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