Atalanta want Manchester United new signing Diallo back on loan

Amad Diallo is set to join up with his new Manchester United team-mates this month, having been signed by the Premier League club for £37.2m on Deadline Day in October; Diallo has featured only twice for Atalanta this season.

The deal had hinged on Diallo receiving a UK work permit, with United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisting on Friday evening that all the necessary paperwork had been passed for the 18-year-old to make the move to England.

Diallo has featured only twice for Atalanta this season, though their manager Gian Piero Gasperini admitted he would be keen to keep the young winger at the club at least until the end of the campaign.

“The transfer market? We are fine, the club is attentive. There is an internal solution within the club that could be very interesting, even if the team is fine: it is Amad Diallo,” Gasperini said ahead of Atalanta’s Serie A clash against Sassuolo on Sunday.

“It is clear that he is going to Manchester United, but he could still remain here for a few months with us.

“I like him a lot, he’s only 18. I’d like him to stay until June, obviously it depends on his club.”

It is understood that United have no plans to loan Diallo back to Atalanta once his move to Old Trafford is confirmed.

Diallo made the move to Atalanta’s academy in 2015 and was handed his senior debut last October in the 7-1 victory over Udinese.

The youngster found 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 goal in Serie A.

Diallo has made four appearances in Serie A, while last season he scored seven goals and registered 11 assists in 24 appearances for the youth team.

In the 2018/19 campaign, Diallo scored 18 goals and delivered 13 assists and his impressive performances paved the way for him to begin training with Atalanta’s senior squad.


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