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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have signed ‘one of the most exciting young prospects’ in Amad Diallo


Amad Diallo has finally completed his move to Manchester United (PA Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called Amad Diallo ‘one of the most exciting young prospects in the game’ after Manchester United finally completed the signing of the Ivorian winger from Atalanta.

United agreed a £37 million deal on deadline day but the 18-year-old remained with Atalanta until last week.

Diallo has now signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with United, with the option of a further season, and the winger is now waiting on a work permit.

Earlier this week, reports claimed that Solskjaer personally contacted Diallo ahead of his arrival at Old Trafford.

And the United manager believes the winger has the attributes to make a swift transition at United.

‘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 told United’s official website.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Amad Diallo as ‘one of the most exciting young prospects in the game’ (AFP via Getty)

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.’

United have said they will confirm Diallo’s shirt number in the coming days.

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