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The 18-year-old winger is expected to arrive in England imminently after the Red Devils reached a deal in the summer to sign the Atalanta star.
Manchester United have no interest in allowing Amad Diallo to remain on loan at Atalanta for the remainder of the season, with objective able to confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to integrate the teenager into his first team squad.
A deal for the winger, worth up to £ 37 million ($ 48 million), including add-ons, was agreed to on the last day of the 2020 summer transfer window, and the final parts of the paperwork are now being signed ahead of its Moving to Manchester, which should be finished by the end of the week.
Diallo posted a photo of himself boarding a private jet on his Instagram account on Sunday, prompting suggestions that he was already on his way to Manchester.
But it is understood that he was in fact flying to Rome to attend the Ivory Coast Embassy there to finalize his visa.
The 18-year-old has already gained the Governing Body endorsement he needs to move to England after the UK officially left the European Union on January 1. Now all that remains to be finalized is your visa and registration.
Although the deal was almost done, Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini revealed over the weekend that the Serie A team would be interested in keeping Diallo on loan until the end of the season.
“Let’s wait. I launched the idea”, responded when asked if Atalanta could keep the academy graduate for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign.
“If Manchester were forced to lend it, perhaps it would be better if it stayed with us again.”
However, it is understood that Solskjaer plans to integrate Diallo into the first team immediately.
United have already had to wait three months to get their hands on the player after agreeing to the deal in October, and there is no desire to wait any longer for a player who is seen as “an exciting prospect”.
Goal also learned that Diallo is viewed slightly differently from fellow teenager Facundo Pellistri, who signed on the same day in October.
The Uruguayan has become accustomed to English football by playing for Neil Wood’s under-23 team, and although it is not beyond the possibilities that Diallo can also play for the reserve team upon his immediate arrival, he is seen as a player who is most likely to go straight to the first team setup.
Solskjaer was asked about Diallo’s imminent arrival after United beat Aston Villa on Friday, and insisted his new role will have time to adjust to playing in England.
“Amad had the paperwork, I can’t see any obstacles and I hope he will be with us shortly,” he told reporters. “We are very excited to bring it.
“I think he has shown his qualities a few times, but he has to learn to play in England, which is a different way of playing football. We will give him time to develop and express himself.”