Update: United have now confirmed the signing of Amad DIALLO, subject to a medical, personal terms, and work permit.
We have reached an agreement with Atalanta for the future transfer of Amad Diallo, subject to a medical, personal terms and work permit. #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 5, 2020
Manchester United are continuing to invest in the future after securing a £27million deal to sign Atalanta teenager Amad Traoré.
The 18-year-old winger will join the club at the start of 2021 when his work permit is cleared, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Amad Traoré will join Manchester United on next January, here we go! Deal agreed right not with Atalanta but the young talent [born in 2002] will arrive on 2021 because of work permit and passport timing.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020
#MUFC will pay €30m + add ons for him! More: https://t.co/oBjUmrDMtV
Romano also believes United are signing a gem.
Writing on Instagram, he posted: “[Atalanta forward] Papu Gomez told about him: ‘He’s a future star, trust me. During our training sessions he seems like Messi! You can’t stop him, he’s unbelievable, our centre backs have serious problems when Traoré is on the pitch… he’s fantastic!’”
Traoré, who was born in the Ivory Coast but moved to Italy at a young age, has made just three Serie A appearances since graduating from the Atalanta academy.
Traoré was the first player born in 2002 to score in the Italian top flight when he scored seven minutes into his debut in 2019.
He also appears to be a fan of Paul Pogba and met the midfielder when he was at Juventus, posting a picture of the two of them together in 2015.