Manchester United signs Amad Diallo for up to $48M (video)

Manchester United signs Amad Diallo
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Manchester United has sealed the deal and has signed Atalanta’s Amad Diallo.

The 18-year-old will head to England in January, subject to a work permit and medical.

Diallo, often called Amad Traore, has been linked with United for a couple of weeks and the Red Devils say they’ve been scouting him since he was 15.

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Diallo is Ivorian but moved to Italy at a young age and already has a goal in three appearances for Atalanta. He’s been prolific at youth levels and has primarily been a right winger.

The fee is around $25 million with approximately $24 million further possible in add-ons. That’s a lot of money for a largely unproven player.

Yet wow, is he an exciting talent?!