Man United are now working alongside Amad Diallo and his representatives to evaluate possible loan options. Enquiries have already landed from teams within the PL, Championship, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga.
Man United pre-agreed the transfer of Amad last summer, signing the winger from Atalanta for an initial fee of €25m in a deal worth up to €40m. The Ivorian forward officially joined up with the Theatre of Dreams outfit in winter of this year but was only handed eight first-team appearances by the Norwegian manager, starting just two of those.
The season-long loan looks ‘very likely’ for the 19-year-old, a temporary switch does currently seem to be the just way Amad Diallo will taste regular first-team football this term.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was already calling on several wide options ahead of Diallo in Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Dan James, but the talent has slipped further down the pecking order with Jadon Sancho joining, Jesse Lingard returning and Juan Mata renewing his deal with the club.
Regular first-team action will be key to Amad Diallo developing and hitting the potential that warrants the price-tag that United paid, so perhaps Man United need to arrange a loan deal with the long-term in mind, even though the decision could frustrate some fans.