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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Ivorian winger Amad Diallo from Atalanta for a transfer fee of £37m. The Ivorian winger has signed a five-year contract which is scheduled to expire by the end of June 2025 with the option of an extra year.
An agreement between Atalanta and Manchester United was earlier announced on 5 October 2020 the medical was not done and personal terms were not completed. Amad Diallo, who came from the youth ranks of Atalanta, made his for the club on 27 October 2018, when he came from the bench and scored his first goal in a 7-1 home victory.
The 18-year-old has expressed his excitement at joining Manchester United as he stated that it is a dream for him to play at Old Trafford.
“After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my transfer 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,” Diallo said.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer admitted that it would take time for him to adapt to the club but also stated that he has the necessary qualities to become an important player.
Amad Diallo is known for being a quick player with high technical ability. He is capable of playing as a winger or a half-winger and can use both feet. He has a huge competition ahead of him with players like Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Mason Greenwood hitting their strides at the club.