Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Amad Diallo from Atalanta in a deal believed to be worth an initial £19million.

The 18-year-old, who had made five appearances for Atalanta’s senior side this season, has signed a contract until 2025 at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils side reached an agreement with the Serie A outfit for the 18-year-old on October 5, subject to a medical, work permit and medical terms.

United have confirmed those steps have been completed and an application has been made for a visa, which once issued will allow Diallo to travel to Manchester and link up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The initial fee for the teenager is understood to be £18.7m, with an additional £17.8m possible in add-ons.

United boss Solskjaer said: “As a club, we have followed Amad for a number of years and, having watched him myself, I believe he is one of the most exciting young prospects in the game.

Solskjaer admitted Diallo will need time to adjust at Old Trafford

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Solskjaer admitted Diallo will need time to adjust at Old Trafford

“Manchester United has such a proud history of developing young players and everything is in place to enable Amad to reach his potential here.

“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, whose shirt number has yet to be revealed, added: “After waiting since the summer, it is finally a dream come true to complete my move to Manchester United.

“I am hugely ambitious and there is so much that I want to achieve in the game; when I spoke to the manager I knew that I had joined the perfect club.

“This is a really exciting squad with so many great players, I can promise that I will work hard every day to learn from them and give everything to develop my game. 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.

“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.”


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