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Manchester United signs Amad Diallo for up to $48M (video)

Manchester United signs Amad Diallo

BERGAMO, ITALY - OCTOBER 28: Amad Traore (L) of Atalanta BC is challenged by Lorenzo Chiti of ACF Fiorentina during the Primavera TIM Supercup match between Atalanta BC U19 and ACF Fiorentina U19 at Gewiss Stadium on October 28, 2019 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)

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Manchester United has sealed the deal and has signed Atalanta’s Amad Diallo.

The 18-year-old will head to England in January, subject to a work permit and medical.

Diallo, often called Amad Traore, has been linked with United for a couple of weeks and the Red Devils say they’ve been scouting him since he was 15.

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Diallo is Ivorian but moved to Italy at a young age and already has a goal in three appearances for Atalanta. He’s been prolific at youth levels and has primarily been a right winger.

The fee is around $25 million with approximately $24 million further possible in add-ons. That’s a lot of money for a largely unproven player.

Yet wow, is he an exciting talent?!