Manchester United winger Amad Diallo has emerged as a potential target for Wolves ahead of the January transfer window.
Amad Diallo, 21, shone for Sunderland last year in the Championship, bagging 14 goals and three assists in 39 appearances. He returned to Manchester United in the summer and hoped to kick on but picked up a knee injury in pre-season. As a result, the Ivorian hasn’t featured for the Red Devils since and could be back by the start of December.
The 21-year-old will want to get some game time at Man United before moving on loan during the transfer window. Wolves are long-term admirers of Amad and have reportedly contacted Man United over a loan move. They had scouted the young winger during the reign of Nuno Espirito Santo back in 2021. Although the Wanderers missed out on him as Atalanta sold the player to Man United, they have continued to monitor the Ivory Coast international and even made an approach for him in 2022 following his unsuccessful loan spell at Rangers.
Wolves want Amad Diallo as replacement for injured Pedro Neto
Pedro Neto has been Wolves’ standout performer in the Premier League this campaign. He has registered a goal and seven assists in 10 appearances. However, the Portugal international picked up a hamstring injury in Wolves’ 2-2 draw with Newcastle United last month. He was stretchered off in the closing stages of the game with what looked like a serious hamstring issue.
Injuries have hampered Neto’s progress in the last two years and the latest hamstring problem comes as another setback. In the wake of the Portuguese winger’s injury, Gary O’Neil wants to bring Amad Diallo to the club. A right-winger by trade, Amad can play off the left and through the middle as well and is therefore viewed as a valuable addition to O’Neil’s thin squad that currently lies 14th in the table.
Amad is working his way back to full fitness and is now back on the grass but has yet to join team training. Having unfortunately missed the first part of the season, Wolves could be an ideal destination for the 21-year-old winger to move to and play first-team football.
Having performed brilliantly in the Championship last term, the next step is for Amad to get Premier League minutes under his belt, with Man United keen to see how he fares with the big boys. The Ivory Coast international now needs to prove that he can be a United player in the long term, so, a temporary switch to Wolves in January makes complete sense.
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