Manchester United accomplished the signing of teenager Amad Diallo from Atalanta on Thursday, with the winger signing a contract till 2025 with the choice of an extra yr. United reached an settlement with the Serie A membership for the 18-yr-previous Diallo on Oct. 5, topic to a medical, work allow and private phrases.
United confirmed these steps have been accomplished and an utility has been made for a visa, which as soon as issued will enable the Ivory Coast native to journey to Manchester and hyperlink up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect.
“After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United,” Diallo mentioned. “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.”
Diallo made 5 appearances for Atalanta — together with two this season — and scored one aim, on his debut towards Udinese in October 2019.
“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 added.
British media reported that United can pay an preliminary payment of 21 million euros ($19 million), with an extra 20 million euros ($18 million) attainable in add-ons.
“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,” Solskjaer mentioned. “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.”