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Manchester United are ‘cautious’ about allowing Amad Diallo to join Sheffield United on loan, according to Manchester Evening News.
Sources have told the MEN that the Red Devils are keen for Amad to be guaranteed regular football if leaves on a temporary basis, suggesting the Blades may have to make promises to land him.
Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his squad, having brought in just one player since taking the reins at Bramall Lane.
Diallo joined Manchester United for a reported fee of £37.2m in January, having ascended the youth ranks of Italian side Atalanta, but has yet to establish himself as a first-team regular at Old Trafford.
A loan move could provide him with game time and if he was to sign for Sheffield United, he would be joining a club which does not have a natural winger in its senior ranks.
Former Blades boss Chris Wilder favoured a 3-5-2 system which relied on wing-backs, leaving the squad heavy on full-backs and forwards but light on players who can operate out wide.
Sheffield United have made a slow start to the season, picking up just one point from their opening four league games and scoring just one goal, although they have secured two wins in the Carabao Cup.
The arrival of Amad would be a significant boost considering his impressive pedigree and the regard he is held in by Manchester United, and the capture of the 19-year-old would certainly be a statement of intent.
Jokanovic’s side currently sit 23rd in the Championship, having looked toothless in attack for the bulk of their opening four Championship fixtures.
Technically gifted and with a low centre of gravity, Diallo could provide the Blades with some much-needed creativity and potentially help Sheffield United’s misfiring forwards find form.
The Blades have been linked with several players throughout the summer window but few reports have excited supporters like the ones on Amad and a swoop would certainly give the club a boost.
Manchester United may be cautious but when it comes to what Sheffield United need, Amad fits the bill and assurances over game time should not be too difficult to make if Jokanovic trusts the teenager.