'We've found a place': Manager confirms £18.7m Crystal Palace target is moving, amid reports
After Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s press conference was a little bit overshadowed.
Most questions were – understandably – about the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, although there was still time to talk about Amad Diallo.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the 19-year-old is a target for Crystal Palace.
What did Ole Gunner Solskjaer say?
As quoted by Manchester United’s official website, Solskjaer said: “It’s not 100% signed but we’ve agreed. I don’t have to say which team it is yet, but we’ve found a place that Amad feels excited about and we feel excited about.”
The Norwegian is clearly keeping his cards close to his chest.
According to Sky Sports, Sheffield United also want the Ivory Coast international, so it will be interesting to hear where Diallo is heading.
With the likes of Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford on the flanks, the teenager’s game time was bound to suffer.
There’s no doubting that Amad could become a genuine superstar one day, but for now, he needs to play in order to continue his development.
What would Crystal Palace be getting in Amad Diallo?
A wonderkid with the world at his feet is what Crystal Palace would be getting if they signed Diallo.
There’s a reason Manchester United paid £18.7m to sign him, despite the fact he barely had any senior experience under his belt.
As covered by us before, Diallo has been compared to Lionel Messi and Riyad Mahrez, given his tendency to cut inside on his left foot.
Patrick Vieira has a huge issue on the right flank, where he is lacking a natural winger to do just what Diallo specialises in.
In that respect, the Ivorian wonderkid would solve a major problem for the Eagles.
Now, we can only wait and see where he ends up, after Solskjaer’s teasing comments.
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