Manchester United are confident that they haven’t overpaid for Atalanta winger Amad Diallo Traore, despite the club shelling out €41m (£37m) after add-ons for the 18-year-old, according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano.
The teenager has only played three first-team games but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already held conversations with the player to say they are convinced he has a big future at Old Trafford. Supporters on Twitter are also excited about seeing the Ivorian in action:
i’m hyped ngl
— RD Leo🔴 (@utdleo_) October 7, 2020
I agree I’m looking forward to him
— MarkMufc (@MarkMufc13) October 7, 2020
— Rhys (@RhysOnFootball) October 7, 2020
There is a lotta hype around this player….
— Nick🏝🇯🇲 (@Nicky5V) October 7, 2020
From the limited footage I've seen, he seems to be seriously talented. Looking forward to seeing him play for the club!
— Daniel (@UtdApollo) October 7, 2020
Have you ever watched Diallo? 20m* is a steal
— lew (@UtdLew) October 7, 2020
£40million for the next messi pic.twitter.com/Z2p1fDKXYL
— 🐐 (@amssznn) October 7, 2020
He looks like a bargain
— grandymaureno999 (@grandymaureno) October 7, 2020
I can’t wait until January. I hope this guy makes us forget about Jadon Sancho
— #GLAZERSOUT (@Footbal37927527) October 7, 2020
New Ronaldo project 👀👀👀
— RK🤺 (@Cfc_Rk) October 7, 2020
Traore will only move to United during the January transfer window so fans will have to wait a while before they can see whether the winger lives up to the hype. His former captain at Atalanta, Papu Gomez, has said that the player “plays like Messi” which is certainly a massive compliment.
Whether he’ll be integrated into the first team straight away, it remains to be seen. After paying a substantial amount for Traore, it will surely only be a matter of time before he makes his first-team debut.