Manchester United has announced their new signing Amad Diallo’s arrival from Atalanta has been finalised. The Ivorian winger has signed a contract to the end of June 2025, with the option of an extra year.
When an agreement between the clubs was first announced on 5 October 2020 – deadline day at the end of the summer transfer window – it was subject to a medical, work-permit and personal terms.
These steps in the process have been completed, and an application has been made for a visa. Once this has been issued, Diallo will be cleared to travel to Manchester and to train with and play for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Max Aarons is not an easy deal for Manchester United to do in January. If United have an opportunity to sign him now or in the summer, he will be viewed as one of the possible targets for right-back.
Donny Van de Beek Update
According to Fabrizio Romano, Donny van de Beek is happy at Manchester United. He is not regretting joining, but he was expecting something different when he joined.
Dimitri Berbatov on van de Beek:
“I don’t know what is going on with van de Beek at Man United. I said before he signed that I like him as a player, he was great for Ajax and his national team, but now he can’t get a game at United.”
“I don’t watch the training sessions and the little time he does get on the pitch isn’t enough to judge him. He needs a run of games in a row to give him confidence.”
“I can see that his confidence isn’t high at the moment, and that’s normal because when you don’t play you start punishing yourself and ask questions of yourself.”
OFFICIAL: Amad Diallo will wear the number 19 shirt at Manchester United.
The 18-year-old, who played regularly in Atalanta’s youth ranks, made a total of five senior appearances for the Italian club and scored one goal, on his debut against Udinese in October 2019.
“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.”
“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 I have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.”
Diallo’s United shirt number will be announced in the coming days.