Manchester United signed Amad Diallo from Italian side Atalanta on the final day of the summer transfer window. Born in the Ivory Coast, Diallo moved to Italy when he was 13 and has progressed up through the ranks. He broke in to the first team last season, scoring four minutes in to his debut and becoming the first player born in 2002 to score in Serie A. He has largely been on the bench during this season though.
Before he was able to get a work permit to join United he had to get an Italian passport and that came through last week. The Governing Body Endorsement agreement has been agreed by English football’s governing bodies and the Home Office. New Brexit relegations will make the transfer more difficult than usual but it is expected Diallo will move to Manchester in January.
United first spotted the right-winger back in 2016 when he was playing at U-15 level and the club have been tracking his progress since.
United saw off competition from Juventus to sign the 18-year-old and agreed a £22m deal plus add ons for the player.
When he was at Juve, Paul Pogba met a 13-year-old Diallo and the French midfielder welcomed him on social media when the deal was announced.