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Amad Diallo reveals first photo in a Manchester United shirt after £36m transfer


The teenager’s move to Old Trafford was finally made official on Thursday (Pictures: Getty / Instagram)

Manchester United’s latest signing Amad Diallo has shared the first photo of him in the club’s kit following the official completion of his £36million move from Atalanta on Thursday.

The youngster became one of the most expensive teenagers in history despite only making a handful of appearances for the Serie A side, though he is still waiting to fly to Manchester.

After being granted an Italian passport, the Ivory Coast-born winger flew to Rome earlier this week to complete the final paperwork and will now travel to the UK despite United already announcing the deal.

The 18-year-old is still waiting to fly to Manchester (Picture: Instagram / @amaddiallo79)

Diallo is expected to fly solo to Manchester on Friday, without his agent, due to the pandemic and United have been unable to take any official photographs of their latest recruit.

That is expected to take place tomorrow, with Diallo staying in a hotel before his flight and giving fans a taste of what they can expect by uploading an image to Instagram of him wearing United’s shirt.

He is still waiting to learn his shirt number, with the club revealing it would be announced in the coming days, and he could opt for the No.19 which was recently vacated by Marcus Rashford.

Speaking about his move, Diallo said: ‘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 and 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, and I have worked really hard to be ready to make the step up to this amazing club.’


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