Manchester United completed the transfer of Amad Diallo in the late afternoon, which was published on the official website and all social networks. An adult boy from Abidjan passed three main obstacles in the last days in the form of medical examinations, work visa applications, and paperwork, which activated the contract until June 2025, with the option of automatic extension of cooperation for another year.
Diallo became the first player to be signed in the UK under the new "Brexit" rules, as UK practically left the European Union on January 1, which changed the circumstances. Manchester United fans are eagerly waiting to see the guy in action when the club paid 21,000,000 euros in advance on the last day of the summer transfer window, with the possibility that the whole deal will be worth an additional 20,000,000 euros if all clauses are activated.
Amad Diallo has long been praised as a generational talent. From the moment he made his debut for Atalanta against Udinese as a replacement for Josip Ilicic in October 2019, where he shook the net within six minutes, Diallo has been attracting a lot of attention.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that United has been following the development of the guy with the Italian passport for years, even that he personally came to the stadium to watch his matches and confirmed that he is an "exciting, young talent with a bright future ahead"
Sancho and Pellistri
Manchester United needed someone in the position of the right-wing, which was intended for Jadon Sancho this summer, and since Diallo could be paid a third of what Dortmund asked for the English national team player this summer, the club will have to justify themselves in front of the fans.
Apart from becoming the youngest scorer on his debut in the history of Serie A at the age of 17 years and 109 days, Diallo does not have a very big portfolio. Only a few bench entries, including two this season. Experts predict that he will have a long period of adaptation to the English style of football, a new environment, and a completely new system, while Solskjaer has yet to make a final decision on whether to give him immediate duties in the first team or the youth team.
Looking at the case of the talented Facundo Pečlistri, when United bought from Penarol on the same day as Dialio and also plays on the right-wing, it is likely that the guy from Ivory Coast will go through a somewhat similar path.
Pellistri has been on the bench several times, he trains regularly with the first team, but he is still waiting for his debut performance, although he shone in some matches for the reserve team. Two things are different in the stories of the two young football players.
The first was that Pelistri arrived at United immediately after he was bought, while Diallo sat in Bergamo for almost half a year, although he did not play too much, and even Gian Piero Gasperini tried to extend the loan until the summer. The second is that Pelistri was paid only 8,500,000 euros without a bonus.