“A spell in Europe” – Manchester United winger set to exit club this summer
Amad Diallo is set for “a spell in Europe” after showing willingness for another loan exit.
Manchester United believe the 20-year-old has a big future at Old Trafford. Amad has been always highly rated by the club’s hierarchy, who agreed to cough up £37m, including add-ons, to bring the Ivorian to Manchester from Bergamo, the home of Serie A outfit Atalanta.
That idea would’ve strengthened further on the back of Amad’s sensational loan spell at Sunderland, where he has been involved in 16 goals in all competitions so far. United want to keep the winger for the long term, but considering the abundance of wide attacking talents at the club, another spell away is viewed as the ideal arrangement.
Manchester United winger has done brilliant at Sunderland
He has excelled under the coaching of Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray, who recently refused to rule out the possibility of Amad’s return. However, decision-makers at United are happy to see him go abroad instead of another season in England’s second-tier.
As per The Sun, the ‘word has gone out to find a club on the continent’. Amad coped well with the Championship’s physicality with his technical ability and decision-making and scored 12 league goals. But it’s suggested a less physical league – such as Eredivisie – may suit his slight stature.
In the summer of 2021, United did find an agreement with Feyenoord for Amad to play in the Netherlands for a season. But the move collapsed after he sustained a thigh muscle injury in training. Subsequently, he recovered at Carrington and moved to Scotland to play for Rangers in the second half of the season.
The loan spell at Rangers was underwhelming, to say the least. Fortunately this summer, Amad got the opportunity to be coached by Mowbray, who showed great patience with the talented winger and got the best out of him in not one but two positions – right-flank and Number 10.