Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to immediately integrate Amad Diallo into his first-team plans, according to a report.
The October signing will soon move to Manchester once his deal at Old Trafford goes through. United and his current club Atalanta agreed terms on deadline day but the 18-year-old lacked a work permit.
Goal reports that both clubs and the teenager will complete the deal by the end of this week. Indeed, the source reveals more details about how close Diallo is to completing his move.
While he has already secured a permit to work in England post-Brexit, he has travelled to the Ivory Coast Embassy in Rome to finalise his visa.
However, what has already been finalised is his role in United’s set-up – as supposedly outlined by Solskjaer.
The Norwegian views Diallo as “an exciting prospect” and does not want to waste time by keeping him away from the limelight.
Instead, United plan to bring him straight into the first-team set-up and see how he handles the pressure.
Indeed, such an approach differs from the way the Red Devils have managed Facundo Pellistri. Diallo’s fellow winger also signed in October but has yet to make a senior appearance.
The 19-year-old Uruguayan has featured in six Premier League 2 matches and two EFL Trophy clashes.
In fact, his only notable involvement with the first team so far is two bench appearances in the Champions League.
Diallo doubt remains
Diallo made his Serie A debut for Atalanta last season but has mainly operated in the club’s reserve ranks. Indeed, he has only made three senior appearances for the Italians this term.
Despite Atalanta and United finalising the paperwork of the deal, though, doubt remains about whether the winger will remain at Old Trafford this season.
Atalanta head coach Gian Piero Gasperini has said that he would like the player to return on loan until the end of the campaign.