Manchester United have finalized the £19M signing of Ivory Coast forward Amad Diallo from Italian side Atalanta.
The deal for the 18-year-old includes £18.2m in add-ons, and the contract is signed until June 2025 with an option of an extra year.
Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke on Diallo:
“Having watched him myself, I believe he is one of the most exciting young prospects in the game.”
“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 is officially the first player to be signed and registered under post-Brexit rules, and he will fly to England once it is approved and will not have to quarantine as he was part of Atalanta’s ‘bubble’.
“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,” said Diallo.
“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.”