Manchester United Signs Ivorian Amad Diallo

Manchester United has done some last-minute transfer window signings, and one of such is Ivorian youngster, Amad Diallo.

The downside to the new Manchester United signing is that he might have to wait until January 2021 to meet his new team-mates. But can the club wait that long to turn its fortunes around?

Interestingly though, it appears that the 18-year-old knows United’s midfielder, Paul Pogba, from way back. He holds an Instagram account under the name @amadtraore79, and the very first post made under that handle contains a photo of a young Amad posing with none other than Paul Pogba himself.

The photo has the Frenchman with his arm around the young Ivorian, who appears to be wearing a training jacket bearing the colours of his first professional club, Boca Barco.

This Instagram post was made in December 2015, but Amad’s clothing indicates that the photo might have been taken way before the day of posting; because the Ivorian was already playing for Atalanta after signing for the club in the summer of that year. 

Before then, Amad represented Boca Barco – situated between Parma and Modena in Italy – alongside his older brother, Hamed, who is now with Serie A club Sassuolo (on loan from Empoli).

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