Sheffield United ‘want to sign Manchester United wonderkid Amad Diallo on loan to boost Championship promotion hopes’ as Ivorian teenager faces struggle for game time after Jadon Sancho’s £73m arrivalSheffield United want Manchester United’s Amad Diallo on loan, say reports The 19-year-old joined for £37million from Atalanta in January of this year Diallo played eight first-team games but could struggle for game time this termThe Ivorian is behind Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Dan James at United By Sam Blitz For Mailonline
Published: 09:20 EDT, 16 August 2021 | Updated: 12:02 EDT, 16 August 2021
Sheffield United are keen on signing Manchester United wonderkid Amad Diallo on loan, according to reports.
The 19-year-old completed a £37million move from Italian side Atalanta in January but has only turned out eight times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since then.
Reports claim the Red Devils are prepared to let Diallo go in the summer transfer window after Jadon Sancho’s £73million arrival from Borussia Dortmund pushed him further down the pecking order.
Sheffield United are keen on signing Manchester United’s Amad Diallo on loan, say reports
Slavisa Jokanovic is keen to boost his attack as the Championship season gets in full flow
And according to talkSPORT, Slavisa Jokanovic’s Blades are keen to take the winger on a temporary deal to boost their Championship promotion bid this season.
Diallo showed flashes of quality in his opening six months at Old Trafford, scoring against AC Milan in their Europa League last-16 tie and assisting Mason Greenwood in a Premier League clash at home to Leicester in May.
But Sancho’s arrival means first-team game time will be limited at Old Trafford this season, with the England international adding to the already-competitive battle for forward places in Solskjaer’s squad.
Diallo showed brief glimpses of quality at United and scored against AC Milan in Europe
Daniel James and Mason Greenwood started the Red Devils’ 5-1 victory over Leeds to start the Premier League season, while Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani and Sancho did not start their Old Trafford opener on Saturday.
Paul Pogba has also been used in a wider role in recent months which is a blow for Diallo’s starting chances, though Marcus Rashford is facing around three months on the sidelines after surgery on his shoulder.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United are hoping to achieve an immediate return to the Premier League after their relegation last season, but Jokanovic’s side are struggling for goals at the beginning of this Championship season.
Sheffield United have yet to find the net in the Championship so far but have scored in the cup
The Blades began their second tier campaign with a 1-0 home loss to Birmingham City, before registering a goalless draw away at promotion rivals Swansea on Saturday.
The Blades did off the mark for the season in their slender EFL Cup first round win over Carlisle, with former Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster finding the net in that match.
The Yorkshire club have been busy in the transfer market in recent days, having struck an agreement to sign Liverpool defender Ben Davies on loan, who has yet to feature for the Reds since his move from Preston in January.