Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United brought “one of the most exciting young prospects in the game” by signing Atalanta for teenager Amad Diallo

Since the agreement with the Serie A team on 5 October – the last day of the summer transfer window – preparations are underway for the 18-year-old’s arrival at Old Trafford

Diallo has now signed medical, work permits and personal terms and conditions and signed a contract with United through 2025 with an option for an additional year

The entry fee for the winger is 21 million euros7 million) and add-ons could reach 41 million euros5 million) with Diallo now just waiting for visa clearance before traveling to Manchester

“As a club we’ve been following Amad for a few years,” said United boss Solskjaer. “And after watching him myself, I think he’s one of the most exciting young players in the game

“Manchester United have such a proud history of developing young players and everything is in place for Amad to reach his potential here

“It will take time for him to adjust, but his speed, vision, and fantastic dribbling skills will benefit him as he transitioned

“He’s a player with all the raw qualities needed to be an important player for Manchester United for the years to come”


Considered one of the most exciting prospects in Italy, the PA news agency believes Diallo has been on United’s radar since 2016 and consistently ranked top when scouting this age group

The academy’s head of recruitment, boy scouts and technical boy scouts have been keeping an eye on the Ivorian, who has played on the first team for Atalanta five times

Diallo does not need to be quarantined as it was part of the Serie A Covid-19 bubble and is believed to be the first player to be signed and registered in the UK under the new regulations after Brexit

Prepared documents for his exemption from the administrative authority were sent to the Football Association in the early hours of the New Year and approved on the same day This led Diallo to travel to Rome to apply for his UK visa

“After waiting since the summer it is finally a dream to complete my move to Manchester United,” said Diallo, whose shirt number is not yet known

“I’m very ambitious and there is so much I want to achieve in the game When I spoke to the manager, I knew I had joined the perfect club

“This is a really exciting squad with so many great players that 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 regular contact and they have given me a lot of good advice

“I’ve had time to prepare myself physically and mentally for this move and I’ve worked really hard to be ready to make the move into this great club”

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World news – GB – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks about “exciting” Manchester United that Amad Diallo signs

Source: https://www.bt.com/sport/news/2021/january/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-talks-up-exciting-manchester-united-signing-amad-diallo