Manchester United have been told they are getting one of the brightest youngsters in the game with the signing of Amad Diallo.
Diallo will head to Old Trafford in January with the Red Devils agreeing an initial €25m deal with Serie A side Atalanta.
Diallo scored on his Serie A debut but has struggled to break into the first choice Atalanta team.
He is yet to make a league appearance this season, remaining on the bench as Atalanta are three from three.
But Diallo has been backed to become one of the best in the world, especially in his most comfortable position on the right wing.
Italian journalist Michele Criscitiello said: “I tried in every way to suggest [Diallo] to Italian clubs. I was convinced he could make a difference everywhere.
“We are in the presence of a boy who is still very young, but with impressive growth potential.
“I was able to follow him for a long time, and I’m convinced he will explode in the short term. Despite my insistence, no Italian team has really focused on Diallo.
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“The result? The player is gone to Manchester United for a total sum of €40m. Serie A has lost a player destined to become one of the best in his role.”
Reports earlier this week suggested Diallo, who could not sign in the summer due to work permit and passport issues, has already undergone his United medical.
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Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb reported that Diallo was undergoing his United medical in Bergamo on Thursday.
It was also claimed that Atalanta will receive 15 per cent of any future sale for Diallo with United paying €25m up front.
The overall fee could raise to €40m with a potential €15m in bonuses and performance related add-ons.
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