Amad Diallo: Manchester United’s new winger wants Atalanta on loan | Football news
Atalanta are keen to re-sign Amad Diallo on loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the season.
Diallo is set to join his new United team-mates this month, having been signed by the Premier League club for £ 37.2million on the deadline day in October.
The deal hinged on Diallo getting a UK work permit, with United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisting on Friday night that all the necessary paperwork had been completed for the 18-year-old. years moved to England.
Diallo has only played for Atalanta twice this season, although their manager Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted he would like to keep the young winger at the club at least until the end of the campaign.
“The transfer market? We are doing well, the club is paying attention. There is an internal solution within the club which could be very interesting, even if the team is doing well: it is Amad Diallo,” Gasperini said before the match against Atalanta in Serie A. Sassuolo on Sunday.
“It is clear that he is going to Manchester United, but he could stay here for a few more months with us.
“I like him a lot, he’s only 18. I would like him to stay until June, obviously that depends on his club.”
It is understood that United have no plans to loan Diallo to Atalanta once his transfer to Old Trafford is confirmed.
Diallo joined Atalanta’s academy in 2015 and made his senior debut last October in the 7-1 win over Udinese.
The youngster found his way to the net after coming off the bench in that game and in doing so he became the first player born in 2002 to score a Serie A goal.
Diallo has made four Serie A appearances, while last season he scored seven goals and recorded 11 assists in 24 appearances for the youth side.
In the 2018/19 campaign, Diallo scored 18 goals and provided 13 assists and his impressive performances paved the way for him to start training with Atalanta’s senior squad.
Who is Amad Diallo?
Diallo was born in Ivory Coast, before settling in Italy at the age of 10, joining Atalanta in 2015.
The youngster made his debut for Atalanta last season, becoming the youngest player – at 17 years and 109 days old – to score on their Serie A debut in their 7-1 loss to Udinese.
As a result, the Ivorian traveled with the Atalanta squad to Lisbon for their Champions League quarter-final loss to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
However, Diallo has only made three league appearances for Atalanta, totaling just 30 minutes of football, while he has also been an unused substitute for the Italians so far this season.
However, the player impressed in training, so much so that Papu Gomez recently compared him to a certain Lionel Messi.
“There are defenders in the first team who sometimes can’t stop him. To stop him in training we have to kick him! He plays like Messi,” said the Atalanta captain.