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DONE DEAL: Manchester United sign Atalanta teenager Amad Diallo

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The winger is set to join the Reds in January

Atalanta BC U19 v ACF Fiorentina U19 - Primavera TIM Supercup Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images for Lega Serie A

Update: United have now confirmed the signing of Amad DIALLO, subject to a medical, personal terms, and work permit.

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.

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.