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Amad Diallo teases Manchester United transfer as he finalises paperwork before £36m move


The teenager is on the verge of joining the Red Devils (Pictures: Getty Images / Instagram)

Amad Diallo looks set to finally complete his move to Manchester United after the Atalanta teenager shared a photo from a private jet on Sunday ahead of his £36million move.

The 18-year-old agreed a move to Old Trafford over the summer but has remained in Italy until he was granted a work permit, while Atalanta had hoped to persuade United to allow the youngster to remain at the club on loan until the end of the season.

Diallo has now been granted an Italian passport, while United intend to integrate him into the first-team immediately, and official confirmation of the move appears imminent.

Diallo has almost finished finalising his paperwork (Picture: Instagram / @amaddiallo79)

On Sunday Diallo posted a picture on Instagram from a private plane headed for the Italian capital, with the teenager believed to be in Rome to complete the final paperwork he needs.

Diallo will be one of the first players to obtain a governing body endorsement from the Football Association, though still needs to obtain a visa, and according to the Manchester Evening News he will then fly to the UK in the middle of next week.

The Ivory Coast-born winger is thought to be very excited to link up with his new teammates and will be involved with the first team as soon as he arrives.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Diallo’s move was nearing completion last week and, although he sees the youngster as a player for the future, he is eager to see him first hand in training.

‘We have had all the paperwork, I can’t see any obstacles. He’s coming,’ said Solskjaer on Friday.

Diallo has enjoyed several pulsating cameos for Atalanta this season (Picture: Getty)

‘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.’


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