Manchester United have confirmed the £37m signing of Amad Diallo – with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tipping the teenage winger to be “an important player for the club for many years to come”.
The teenager has finally been unveiled by the Red Devils after the club successfully applied for a work permit. United and his current club Atalanta agreed terms on deadline day back in October but the 18-year-old lacked the paperwork to complete the deal.
That has now been concluded, with the 18-year-old marking an arrangement until summer 2025. Joined likewise hold one more year’s choice on the player.
Diallo himself admitted he can’t wait to get started with the Red Devils.
He told the club’s website: “After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move 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.
“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. I’ll 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. I have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.”