Manchester United are blessed to have a pool of young talents in their academy ranks and as per the latest reports, they are assessing the option of loaning a few of them out in favour of first-team football. According to Feyenoord transfermarkt (as claimed by the Mirror), the Dutch side might reignite interest in Amad Diallo.
The Red Devils roped in the 19-year-old Ivorian from Atalanta a year ago. They splashed a fee of around £21.25million (which could rise to £34m) to secure his services and the youngster exhibited his excellence down the wide in limited opportunities. There is a reason why they invested such a hefty amount for the teenager and a move to Feyenoord should see him flourish his game and stake a claim in Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s plans.
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His summer loan move collapsed due to a thigh injury picked up late in the window. However, the Côte d’Ivoire international is now close to regaining full fitness and is expected to rejoin the youth set-up before the market reopens in less than a couple of months. United are blessed to have ample wide attacking options with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata all challenging each other for starting slots and Diallo, therefore, has slipped way down the pecking order in terms of immediate gametime in the Red half of Manchester.
Anthony Elanga, the 19-year-old Swedish winger, grabbed attention towards the closure of the previous term when he fired in against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The academy graduate featured extensively during pre-season, but a loan move was blocked by Solskjær despite interest from an array of Championship outfits.
The player, meanwhile, has not ruled out the possibility of a January exit after impressing week in week out for the reserves. He is ready to take the next step towards his senior career and believes ‘anything is possible as he mentioned to Kvällposten (quoted by Manchester Evening News).
“Everything is possible but right now I am in United so I focus on them. But anything is possible and I have to be ready if the club wants to loan me or wants me to stay.”