Winger Amad Diallo hints he is on his way to Manchester United
Manchester United-bound Amad Diallo hints he is on his way to Old Trafford by posting image of him travelling by plane to complete £37million move from Atalanta
- Amad Diallo is set to complete his £37m move to Manchester United this month
- The winger sealed an Old Trafford move from Atalanta in October last year
- Diallo posted a photo of him travelling by aeroplane with his bags packed
- Reports claim Diallo is travelling to Rome before heading to United next week
Amad Diallo has teased Manchester United fans by hinting he is travelling to the UK ahead of his arrival at the Premier League club this month.
The 18-year-old completed a £37million deal with the Red Devils in October with an agreement to move to Old Trafford from Serie A side Atalanta this month.
Diallo posted a photo of him travelling in a plane with his bags packed, giving the impression he is set to link up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the coming days.
Atalanta’s Amad Diallo (right) has teased he is about to start training with Manchester United
Diallo posted an image on Instagram of Diallo packing his bags ahead of his United transfer
Reports claim that the teenager is heading to Rome to finalise his UK work permit, with the Manchester Evening News claiming he could start training at United next week.
Last month, Sportsmail revealed United were in the process of securing a Governing Body Endorsement from the FA that will lead to the 18-year-old being granted a work permit.
Diallo is a highly-rated winger that Atalanta – who reached last season’s Champions League quarter-finals – tried very hard to keep during the summer transfer window.
United announced Diallo on deadline day in October with his contract starting in January
Diallo (left) was tracked by Manchester United for over a year before his £37million transfer
However, the 18-year-old has just featured once in this season’s Serie A campaign for the Bergamo club, with the winger also making one substitute appearance in the Champions League.
The Ivorian made his Atalanta debut last season and even made the matchday squad for the club’s European quarter-final loss to Paris Saint-Germain last season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Diallo is set to arrive at Old Trafford ahead of his highly-anticipated and delayed move.
While Diallo is highly-rated, he has made just two senior appearances for Atalanta this season
The United boss claimed this week: ‘We have had all the paperwork, I can’t see any obstacles. He’s coming.
‘I hope very soon he will be with us. I’m very excited about bringing him in. I think he’s shown a few times his qualities.
‘Of course he has to learn to play in England, that’s a different level of football. We’ll give him time to develop and to express himself.
‘Apart from that, I’m not really thinking too much on what we’re going to do with players. Of course, we’re always working long-term. That’s the big thing. We have targets we need long-term for the club.’
Meanwhile, Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini confirmed that Diallo has received his passport to travel to the UK despite the Serie A club’s best attempts to keep him for another six months.
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