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Manchester United complete the signing of Amad Diallo

Jan 7, 2021, 4:27 PM GMT
Amad Diallo
Atalanta BC v FC Midtjylland: Group D - UEFA Champions League | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Manchester United have finally confirmed a deal which will see Atalanta winger Amad Diallo arrive at the club has been finalised.

The 18-year-old winger has penned a contract until June 2025 with the Red Devils, though the club have the option to extend the deal by a further year should they choose to do so.

United confirmed the youngster's arrival via a statement released on the club's official website.

Amad Diallo
Amad Diallo has signed for Manchester United | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Manchester United has such a proud history of developing young players and everything is in place to enable Amad to reach his potential here," the statement read.

“It will take time for him to adapt but his speed, vision and fantastic dribbling ability will stand him in good stead to make the transition. He is a player with all of the raw attributes that are needed to be an important player for Manchester United in the years to come.”

Diallo added that it was his 'dream' to play for Manchester United and that he believes the Red Devils are the 'perfect club' for him.

"After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United," he said. "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.

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Solskjaer has finally got his man | Pool/Getty Images

“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.”