According to Goal, The recruitment of Amad Diallo from Atalanta was finalized by Manchester United, having completed the correct paperwork.
Back in October on the last day after the summer transfer window, the Red Devils agreed to a fee for the winger, which could increase to £ 37 million ($ 50 m) with add-ons, but the offer remained due to obtaining a work permit and personal terms.
This week, having applied for it on January 1st, United secured Diallo’s Governing Body Exemption and became the first player to be signed and licensed under the current post-Brexit FA rules.
Once that was received, the 18-year-old was able to fly to Rome to obtain his visa, which he did earlier this week.
He will be able to fly to Manchester to join his new team-mates once his visa has been issued. It is understood that he will not have to isolate himself because he was part of the bubble of Atalanta, making him exempt from the rules of the government.
The youngster, who made two appearances for the club for Atalanta’s first team, has signed an agreement that will keep him at United until June 2025, with the option for another year.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speaking of his arrival, said:
As a club, we’ve been following Amad for a number of years, and having watched him myself, I think he’s one of the most exciting young prospects in the game.
Manchester United has such a proud history of young players’ growth so everything is in place to allow Amad to achieve his potential here.
It will take time for him to adjust, but to make the move, his pace, vision, and fantastic dribbling abilities will stand him in good stead. He is a player with all the raw attributes that are required in the years to come to be an essential player for Manchester United.
In due course, the teenager is supposed to travel to Manchester and then an appraisal will be made of how and when he made his first appearance.