OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is expecting Amad Diallo to join up with his Manchester United teammates ‘very soon’.
United agreed a £19million deal plus add-ons for the Atalanta forward on deadline day in October but the transfer was subject to the 18-year-old being granted a work permit.
Solskjaer believes the necessary paperwork is now complete and the Red Devils boss is ‘excited’ about Diallo’s imminent arrival.
Solskjaer said: “We have had all the paperwork, I can’t see any obstacles. He’s coming.
“I hope very soon he will be with us.
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“I’m very excited about bringing him in, I think he’s shown a few times his qualities.
“Of course he has to learn to play in England, that’s a different level of football.
“We’ll give him time to develop and to express himself.
“Apart from that, I’m not really thinking too much on what we’re going to do with players [in the January transfer window].”
Reports suggest the fee United pay for Diallo could rise to £37m.
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After announcing the transfer in the summer, United revealed they had been keeping tabs on Diallo since under-15 level.
The Ivorian youngster has since made five appearances for the Atalanta first team, scoring against Udinese on his debut in October 2019.
Diallo joins a United side joint-top of the Premier League following their 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday.