Manchester United are prepared to let young winger Amad Diallo leave the club on loan this summer.
Lured over from Atalanta in a deal worth up to £37m in January, Amad split his time between United’s senior and reserve sides and ended his debut campaign with one goal and one assist from eight appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team.
The arrival of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund has increased the competition for minutes on the right of United‘s attack, so to ensure that Amad’s development is not stunted by a lack of game time, the Manchester Evening News state that the 19-year-old will be allowed to head off on loan for the upcoming season.
United know a season of reserve football would be pointless for Amad – a return of four goals and three assists in just three outings for the Under-23s suggests he may be above that level already – and those in charge at Old Trafford want to see how he handles a full season of senior football.
There are no mentions of where Amad will end up, but there will likely be no shortage of offers for a player widely seen as one of the most exciting teenagers on the planet.
There had been doubts over whether Solskjaer would agree to let Amad go following the news that Marcus Rashford is set to miss the next few months while he recovers from shoulder surgery, but it appears as though the boss has the bigger picture in mind here.
Instead, Amad is set for a loan move like fellow young winger Facundo Pellistri, who will spend the upcoming season with Alaves.
With Amad likely to go, Solskjaer will still have plenty of options out wide. Alongside Sancho and Rashford, the manager can call upon Mason Greenwood, Dan James, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard, while young Anthony Elanga is also pushing for a spot in the senior setup.
Elanga has enjoyed an excellent pre-season with United, during which Solskjaer confessed his form was giving him a tough decision to make over whether to keep him around at Old Trafford next season.