That’s according to the man who helped him move from Boca Barco to Atalanta in 2015.
The 18-year-old joined Manchester United for a fee of £37 million in January, and after impressing for the club’s Under 23s, he has made four first-team appearances off the bench.
“Amad is one-of-a-kind,” said the former AC Milan and Italy goalkeeper to Goal.
“However, he must fortify himself. Simultaneously, he must ensure that he does not lose his speed, which distinguishes him from others.
And, while he still has a lot of physical development to do, Giovanni Galli, the man who organised his trial with Atalanta, believes he has the potential to go all the way to the top in the coming years.
He made his United debut with a stunning backwards header against AC Milan in the Europa League round of 16 first leg at Old Trafford, and he has since been called up to the Ivory Coast national team.
“I BELIEVE HE WILL HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO STAND OUT IN THE FIRST TEAM NEXT YEAR.” “HE IS A VERY GOOD PLAYER, BUT HE MUST REMEMBER THAT TALENT ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH.” HE MUST PUT IN THE EFFORT TO BECOME A FOOTBALLER WHO PLAYS FOR AND WITH THE TEAM.”
“IN SHORT, I BELIEVE HE HAS ALL THE QUALITIES TO BE A BALLON D’OR CANDIDATE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.”
He is still very young, having made his Europa League debut only two months after arriving in England.
Mason Greenwood, another united prospect, called Diallo a “wonderful technical player,” and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has high expectations for him.
“I’M VERY EXCITED ABOUT BRINGING HIM IN,”
Solskjaer said after Diallo joined up with his teammates following his work permit being sealed.
“I think he’s shown a few times his qualities.
“OF COURSE HE HAS TO LEARN TO PLAY IN ENGLAND, THAT’S A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF FOOTBALL. WE’LL GIVE HIM TIME TO DEVELOP AND TO EXPRESS HIMSELF.”