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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Amad loan departure from Manchester United

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Amad will leave the club on loan, with a deal agreed with an unnamed club.

Amad signed from Atalanta last summer in a deal worth up to £34m in add-ons, before finally arriving in January 2021 as part of the first-team squad.

He made eight first-team appearances for the side, scoring against AC Milan in the Europa League and registering an assist against Leicester in the Premier League.

He also shone with the Under-23’s squad, scoring four goals and registering three assists in three appearances in the youth setup, proving he was on the cusp of being first-team ready.

Solskjaer had hinted that United would consider letting him leave on loan this season, but recently said that he had been impressed in training and that they would only let him leave if the deal was right for everyone.

But the manager has now confirmed that a deal with an unnamed club has been agreed and the player will leave on loan this season.

“Yes I do [expect him to go out on loan]. It’s not 100 per cent signed but we’ve agreed,” Solskjaer said to the club’s in-house media.

“I don’t have to say which team it is yet [smiles], but we’ve found a place that Amad feels excited about and we feel excited about.”

Amad, who took the number 16 shirt after giving up the number 19 for Raphael Varane, played at the Olympics with the Ivory Coast this summer and will become the 10th loanee to leave the club this summer.

Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe, James Garner, Andreas Pereira, Dylan Levitt, Will Fish, Tahith Chong, Ethan Laird and Di’Shon Bernard are the others.

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