Atalanta gives up beaten to Amad Diallo on loan from Man Utd. to re-commit


Atalanta has surrendered in an attempt to re-sign Amad Diallo on loan from Manchester United as the youthful winger prepares for his Premier League move.

United agreed on an initial £ 21m deal for the 18-year-old in the closing stages of the summer transfer window, although the winger stayed with Atalanta and has made two replacements so far this season.

Diallo is expected to complete his move to the Red Devils in the coming days, with the club currently awaiting a work permit for the youngster despite Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini admitting over the weekend that he would be happy to see the player until the end of the campaign.

“The transfer market? We’re fine, the club is attentive. There is an internal solution within the club that could be very interesting even if the team is doing well: it’s Amad Diallo, ”Gasperini said ahead of Atalanta’s Serie A game against Sassuolo on Sunday.

“It’s clear he’s going to Manchester United but he could stay with us for a few more months.

“I like him a lot, he’s only 18. I want him to stay until June, of course it depends on his club.”

Diallo has since posted pictures of him on a plane – apparently to Rome to finalize the paperwork for the deal – although nothing has been announced yet, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting it is him last week ‘very excited’ about the imminent arrival of the teenager.

Gasperini has now admitted that there were “difficulties” completing the transfer but believes the deal will be finalized in order for Diallo to become a Manchester United player.

“There seemed to be transfer problems but once they are unlocked the player will clearly go to Manchester United,” Gasperini told the media on Tuesday Corriere Dello Sport.

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