Burnley eye loan move for Manchester United winger Amad Diallo

Newly promoted Burnley are eyeing a loan move for Manchester United winger Amad Diallo.

Amad Diallo

After a tremendous season on loan with Sunderland in the Championship, where he netted 13 goals in 37 matches as he helped Tony Mowbray’s side mount an unlikely promotion bid, Amad Diallo, 21, is back at Manchester United. He is currently with the Red Devils squad for the pre-season tour of the United States, although Erik ten Hag is yet to decide whether the winger will stay at the club or will be allowed to leave on loan again.

There is a feeling around Man United that the Ivorian’s ongoing development would be best served by regular playing time elsewhere. His potential availability on loan has alerted many clubs in England as well as in Europe. Amad’s displays in Sunderland colours have caught the eyes of Burnley, who are reportedly set to battle it out with Leicester City for his signature.

Amad Diallo could be a terrific addition to Burnley’s ranks

Vincent Kompany has guided Burnley to the Premier League by winning the Championship League title last season in impressive fashion—racking up over 100 points. Considering the squad at his disposal, Kompany knows he must bolster various areas if the Clarets are to stay in the top flight next term.

So far, goalkeeper James Trafford has completed a medical at Turf Moor after Burnley agreed a £15m deal to sign him from Treble winners Manchester City. Kompany is also on the lookout for a player to boost his wide options ahead of the new season and, in Amad Diallo, he could get his man.

Since signing from Atalanta in 2021, Amad has not been given a chance to showcase his talent at Man United. Instead, he has been farmed out on loan to Rangers and Sunderland, and with United stacked with quality in wide areas, the club could consider loaning the youngster again for the upcoming campaign to aid his development.

A move to Burnley would make a lot of sense for Amad. Burnley were irresistible in the Championship, ripping apart defences at will with their attacking and exciting brand of football. This could suit the Ivory Coast’s international playing style, and working under a smart manager like Kompany will help hugely in his development. The 21-year-old would be a fine option to compete with Manuel Benson for the right-wing spot, with Burnley badly in need to improve their squad depth ahead of a gruelling Premier League campaign.

After performing so well in the Championship, playing regular minutes for a Premier League club is perhaps something Amad needs to do. Burnley remain interested in Amad and, if the deal goes through, they would be signing a young player with a point to prove in the English top flight.

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