Manchester United confirmed the arrival of Amad Diallo on Thursday.
The Ivorian winger joins the club from Serie A outfit Atalanta, but the deal between clubs was struck on deadline day of the summer transfer market.
A hold up was caused by the player requiring a work permit and it sounds like there’s still some paperwork that needs finishing before Diallo can make his debut.
However, like with Facundo Pellistri, we may be waiting some time before seeing Diallo.
Solskjaer gives very little away regarding his plans with his new right winger, but this is an area of the team that has needed strengthening for years. Until I see what Diallo can offer, I’d argue we still need someone who is world-class to operate the role.
“He’s still not been with us in the training group, it’s the last bit of paperwork so he can come in, excited by all new players coming in,” Solskjaer said, as per the Manchester Evening News.
“I’ve seen there’s been lots of expectations on Amad and rightly so, an exciting player with fantastic attributes we look forward to developing and giving him the chance to succeed at Man United. It’s important we give him that time to settle in, if it’s in the 23s for his first few games, or if he looks ready to go into the first team, I don’t know yet.”
This announcement will bring some excitement to the dressing room and, on top of that, United are unlikely to be busy in the transfer window.
But I do feel the board should be looking at the team to see whether there is anyone in the market who could help us defend set-pieces better than what we’ve done all season. That’s a real issue if United plan to challenge with Man City and Liverpool for the title.