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Amad Diallo: 11 Things About The Ivorian Playing On Man United Loan!

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In the fabric of great hope of world football, Amad Diallo who came to Manchester United in 2021 has never managed to impose himself in the Mancunian workforce. Despite being loaned to Sunderland to have more playing time, the young Ivorian is not yet out of the rut thanks to his injuries. But as of 2022, he eyes Nice for his future. To fully understand what’s going on, let’s take a look at Amad Diallo’s past and future career. 

Amad Diallo: 11 Facts About The Ivory Coast Player Loaned To Glasgow Rangers + AFC! 

1. Quick Facts about Amad Diallo:

Name in country of origin: Amad Diallo Traore

Date of Birth: Jul 11, 2002

Born in: Abidjan Ivory Coast

Age: 20

Height: 1.73m

Nationality: Ivory Coast, Italy 

Position: Forward – Right winger

Foot: left

Player agent: AMS CONSULTING

Current clubs: AFC Sunderland, Glasgow Rangers

In the team since: August 31, 2022

Contract until: May 31, 2023

Lent by: Manchester United

In contract there until: June 30, 2025

2. Amad Diallo did a lot for Italy, even got dual citizenship: 

Having spent his childhood in Ivory Coast, Amad Diallo can now be called an Italian, here’s how: 

Amad Diallo born in Ivory Coast also has Italian citizenship since 2020 as he arrived in Italy around the age of ten. 

His family were immigrants but the young star began football with Gruppo Sportivo Boca Barco, in Italy, before joining Atalanta Bergamo in 2015, after scoring in a tournament in December 2014 – at a Christmas tournament. 

With the Primavera, he notably won the championship and the Italian Super Cup in 2019 against the young people of ACF Fiorentina, being decisive during this meeting by being the author of two assists (2-1 final score). 

On October 27, 2019, Diallo played his first match as a professional in a Serie A match against Udinese Calcio. He came on in place of Josip Iličić and took part in his team’s big victory by also scoring his first goal (7-1 final score). With this achievement, Diallo became the first player born in 2002 to score a goal in Italian football’s top flight. 

3. Almost a British citizen too:

It was from Atalanta in Italy that Diallo came to try his luck in England. A real nugget of the Serie A club, he attracted all the biggest names including Manchester United who will pay 37.1M to find him in January 2021. The agreement had been reached at the start of the season, but the young Ivorian did not fulfill all the conditions to become a British citizen. He will therefore remain in Bergamo at the start of the 2020-2021 season where he will continue to express himself before joining his new team.

First installed in U23 where he is decisive and above the lot, it will not take him long for everyone to realize that he was ready to explode in the first team. In February 2021, he was entitled to his first minutes in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League against Real Sociedad. It will then only take him 3 games in the legs to see him offer his first goal, with a header, during the 1/8th final first leg against AC Milan (1-1).

4. In 2022 Amad Diallo heads towards Nice: 

Nice, which is closely following Nicolas Pépé and Bamba Dieng, recently activated the track of Amad Diallo, the Manchester United winger.

As of August 2022, OGC Nice approached Amad Diallo, (Manchester United) according to a certain sports director at Ineos, who even took advantage of a trip to Manchester to chat with the player recently.

The Mancunians, who had loaned the player to Glasgow Rangers in January, do not want to sell a high-potential element and prefer a loan without an option to buy, while the Aiglons would like to attract him definitively.

The 20-year-old Ivorian international is also courted by other clubs in Europe, including Sampdoria and Anderlecht.

5. Amad Diallo’s parents:

Amad was born in July 2002 in Abidjan, just months before the start of the Ivorian civil war. To avoid the conflict, Amad’s parents have managed to collect money which they use to go abroad, to Europe and Italy.

Amad Diallo was born to his father Hamed Mamadou Traoré, and his mother, Marina, in the capital Abidjan, Ivory Coast. His parents had him as the second son of the Diallo or Traoré Family.

6. Childhood:

The young Ivorian prodigy spent his youth in the town of Bibbiano, Italy. Back then, he spent most of his free time playing football, along with his older brother. 

At the age of 12, he joined the Boca Barco academy. While he had also tried out at AS Lucchese under the technical direction of Giovanni Galli.

In a few months, the young Ivorian managed to impress the football community at the local level. In December 2014, Amad participated in a local tournament. A tournament where he finished top scorer by being the youngest player in the event.

His performances obviously attracted even big names in the Italian first-division championship. He, therefore, moved to Lombardy to begin his career as a professional footballer.

7. An outbreak at Atalanta:

In Bergamo, Amad Diallo started in U14. Gradually, he showed great technical agility and a talent superior to all his teammates. During his time in all the youth categories of the Italian club, Diallo has established himself as an undeniable player: he makes assists and scores goals while playing playmaker.

At the end of his youth career, when he was at the gates of the first team, the young Ivorian had many trophies and individual distinctions. Wherever he’s been, regardless of his opponents, he comes out as the best player every time.

On October 27, 2019, Amad entered the big leagues. He made his professional debut with Atalanta, returning in the 79th minute against Udinese. Once again, it takes him little time to show his qualities. Only four minutes after coming on, he scored his first professional goal.

His performances with the Atalanta B team during this 2019-20 season remain very good. The native of Abidjan totals 24 games for seven goals and eleven assists, in all competitions.

8. In 2020 Amad Diallo was Manchester United’s FIRST transfer window signing: 

The object of all desires, and with such performances at such a young age, Amad Diallo attracts the attention of many clubs in Italy, but also abroad. Parma, Arsenal, and Manchester United among many others were watching the promising young player very closely.

Less than a year after his professional debut, the Atalanta player agreed to join Manchester United who offered an amount of around 40 million euros, including possible bonuses.

The Atalanta player signed for 25 million euros with the Red Devils (plus 20 million euros in bonuses). The young Ivorian posted a photo on Instagram in which he stands in front of a jet making his arrival at Manchester United official. An important moment for him who is about to take a step forward in his career.

Manchester United have many attacking elements. Some are at the end of their adventure with the Mancunian club. The arrival of Diallo was to further rejuvenate the attacking sector of the Red Devils. Highly anticipated (for the amount it cost), the young Ivorian was to play to the expectations placed on him by Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

9. Amad Diallo’s unsuccessful loan to Feyenoord Rotterdam: 

When he was 19 years old, while Manchester United had claimed that the Ivorian international was loaned this season, an injury came to end his almost official loan to Feyenoord Rotterdam. The Mancunian club published a press release, explaining that the former attacking element of Atalanta injured his thigh in recent hours and that his departure to Feyenoord was thus aborted. “Manchester United can confirm that Amad suffered in training: a thigh muscle injury. He is likely to be out for six weeks. Unfortunately, this happened just before his planned loan move to Feyenoord. Amad will stay at United and get back to full fitness. 

The Dutch club’s sporting director additionally confirmed that Feyenoord will not move its pawns for Amad Diallo at the end of the summer transfer window, but would continue at Man Utd. In the meantime, the competition promised to be tough in the offensive sector of the Red Devils. 

10. Amad Diallo’s successful loan to Glasgow Rangers: 

Although Manchester United does not always find the right formula in attack, the Red Devils have a very provided attacking sector with Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Edinson Cavani, and Mason Greenwood. Faced with this competition, Anthony Martial has already left Old Trafford on loan to Sevilla FC. 

Arriving from Atalanta Bergamo last January against a check for nearly 25 million euros, the young Ivorian international Amad Diallo was also loaned by the Red Devils for this last week during the winter transfer window. 

He will wear the Glasgow Rangers shirt on loan until the end of the season, having played just over 300 minutes for the first team since moving to England.

11. A future in England that would suffer: 

Despite Atalanta’s desire to keep him until the end of the season, Manchester United wanted him to join the club immediately in January. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær already seems to rely on him to such an extent that he doesn’t want to let him go on loan for the next six months of the season. “We hope he will be with us very soon. We are very happy to welcome him. He will need time to develop.”

So what happened?

He joined the Red Devils in winter 2021 and was initially made available to the club’s U23 team.

By February 2021, Amad Diallo made his debut under Mancunian colors in the Europa League against Real Sociedad, before scoring his first goal on March 11 in the round of 16 of the same competition against AC Milan. In total, he only played 9 games with Manchester United, for only one goal, the one against the Lombard club.

Injured at the start of the 2021-2022 season, the young striker will see his progress take a hit. He will no longer really have the confidence of the coaches who have succeeded at the head of Manchester United. At first, he will be loaned to Rangers FC, to have more playing time. Again, he will disappoint, playing only 13 games with 3 goals scored. Returning to the disposal of Erik ten Hag, the new coach of Manchester United, Amad Diallo will again be sent on loan. He will join Sunderland in the Championship. The expectation will not be fulfilled either at this level. He has only started once and only played 6 league games, scoring no goals. Low figures prompted the staff to send him back to the club’s U21 team. To justify himself, the coach affirms that “In reality, he is only a child, but he has supreme talent. It’s not enough to be a footballer who knows how to dribble and lift people, you have to teach him that you want him to shoot. and enter the area. That’s the message, but it’s not simple.

He knows what Tony Mowbray, the Sunderland coach, expects of him. The ball is now in his court. He is only 20 years old. He also has time to learn and progress.

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