Manchester United rule out Amad Diallo departure

Manchester United have seemingly decided to keep hold of Amad Diallo despite heavy interest from an unnamed European club. 

According to HITC, Manchester United could keep Amad Diallo beyond the summer window, as Erik Ten Hag is keen to make the Ivorian a key part of his setup. There has been speculation about big interest in the 21-year-old winger, although the Red Devils are leaning towards keeping him.

Manchester United decide on Amad Diallo’s future

A few good performances can change the trajectory of a player’s career, and this point is relevant to Amad Diallo. The player has been forgotten since his big-money move from Atalanta in 2019, as injuries and failure to adapt to the conditions at Manchester United always kept him on the periphery. 

Diallo was about to depart Manchester United on another loan deal at the end of January, but his stay at the club proved pivotal not only for him but could have ensured Erik ten Hag remained on the job. The 21-year-old’s vital winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup semifinal was pivotal to them reaching the Final and then beating Manchester City. 

That goal alone might have convinced Manchester United to continue their experiment with Diallo, who could be set for a stay at the club. Unconfirmed reports stated an unnamed European club was willing to pay around £30 million to sign him, although the Red Devils are now leaning towards keeping him. 

Had it been in January, Manchester United would not have blinked at such an offer, although times have changed for Diallo. Ten Hag would like to keep him and integrate the 21-year-old into his attacking set up as a regular star next season. There could be a new contract in the offing as well, with the winger’s current deal expiring next summer, although there’s an option to extend the agreement by another season. 

Manchester United’s attacking plans

Manchester United are vigorously attacking the transfer market and is about to shake things up a bit. For instance, they are closing in on the signing of Joshua Zirkzee, the Dutchman who could improve their attacking setup. 

Then again, they are planning on key departures, with the club keen on selling Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho before the start of pre-season. Diallo could enter the frame as a solid replacement for Sancho in Ten Hag’sHag’s setup and will aim to make a big mark in the season ahead. 

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