06 October 2020 10:43
Amad Traore has sent a message on social media after his move to Manchester United was agreed. A deal for Traore is not fully concluded yet, because United need to obtain a work permit. The club's official website say he still needs to undergo a medical too, with the switch to take place 'at a later date', in the January transfer window. Traore, referred to by the club as Amad Diallo, sent a short message out on his Instagram page, saying 'dreams come true'. The figures relating to the Traore deal are quite mind-blowing, in the context of his age and limited experience.
The Manchester Evening News report the fees will total £36 million. This consists of £19 million up front and a further £18 million in performance related add ons. It's a huge fee and having to wait until January to see him in action for United is frustrating, but hopefully he will be worth it eventually. Traore is rated as one of the best young players in Italy, as you would expect for a fee like this. United's total payment is dependent on his success. As puzzling as United's strategy can seem at times, we wish him all the best. Amad Traore: Player profile Breakthrough star Traore made his first team debut for Atalanta in 2019/20. He has one goal in his three Serie A appearances. Five years in Italy Traore was born in the Ivory Coast, moving to Atalanta in 2015 after impressing on a trial. Right wing dynamo Traore's record at youth level is impressive. Last season he scored seven goals and provided 11 assists for Atalanta's academy, which included a strike against Manchester City in the UEFA Youth League.