Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the news all fans wanted to hear in regards to new signing Amad Diallo.
The young winger has had to wait to join his new club as he couldn’t complete the transfer during the summer transfer window.
Diallo was one of the more expensive purchases but due to paperwork issues as well as the deal itself, he was not expected to join until the winter transfer window.
Supporters have been counting down the days as they have gotten excited over what the now former Atlanta star could bring to the team.
With United in desperate need of a winger, Diallo’s arrival seems perfectly timed but Solskjaer has called for patience from the fans.
Solskjaer just confirmed that Amad Diallo has received his passport: "We have had all the paperwork, I can't see any obstacles. He’s coming. Hope very soon he will be with us. Very excited to have him in. He'll need time to develop”. 🔴 #MUFC @Amaddiallo79 @lauriewhitwell
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 1, 2021
Hopefully despite Solskjaer’s call for patience, Diallo can settle in as fast as Bruno Fernandes did from Sporting Lisbon last January.
Manchester United need a dangerous right-winger who is a natural in that position and the exciting teenager fits the bill.
Fans are willing to be patient but are naturally excited to see their new man in action, even if it is for the U23s.
There’s no real pressure on Diallo to make an immediate impact as he’s joining a team that have performed well of late and sits in second place in the Premier League.
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