Latest reports from talkSPORT state that Championship side Sheffield United are keen on signing Manchester United winger Amad Diallo on a season-long loan in the ongoing transfer window as Slavisa Jokanovic looks set to add to his attacking options.
Basel and Crystal Palace are also interested in securing the services of the 19-year-old Wonderkid on a temporary basis, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
“I mention Basel and Crystal Palace because I am told they are the two clubs pushing to sign him.
“Basel, in particular, are really insisting, but I think the player wants to try something in different countries, in different leagues. Maybe in the Premier League or maybe even the Bundesliga as German clubs are trying for Amad.
“It’s really an open situation; he is not in a rush to decide.
“He will go on loan; it’s 90 per cent he will go on loan; it’s not clear just yet which club he wants to join. He wants to decide together with his agent and together with his family; he wants to be 100 per cent sure about the personal side but also about football. It’s also about the city, where he wants to stay and where he wants to try and improve himself.”
Amad Diallo joined Manchester United from Italian club Atalanta for a fee in the region of £37 million on the deadline day last October; however, it was in January when he flew to England.
The teenager managed to play eight times for his new club in the second half of the 2020/21 season, and he even bagged an assist on his Premier League debut in the 2-1 defeat to Leicester City. Besides, the Ivorian international scored his first goal in the United jersey against AC Milan in the round of sixteen of the Europa League.
Rather than sitting on the sidelines, the 19-year-old is willing to spend more time on the pitch to continue with his development. For the same reason, he decided to miss Manchester United’s pre-season and play for Ivory Coast at the Tokyo Olympics.
Good Move For Everyone Involved?
With attributes like speed, agility, and dribbling, the 19-year-old loves making direct runs at the opposition defenders down the right flank. He can effortlessly drift into the central locations of the pitch to have a shot on goal or create more space for the supporting full-backs in the wide areas.
Although he’s quite far from a finished product – one has to admit that he is too good to be sitting on the sidelines for the majority of the season. A couple of loan spells will certainly help him understand his weaknesses and improve upon them. Furthermore, a move to the championship will add to his experience of English football.
Hence, a loan move might benefit all the parties involved in the deal.