Manchester United have a potential champion on their hands according to a Roma scout.
Amad Diallo completed his transfer to Manchester United from Atalanta on Thursday, after a deal was agreed with the Serie A outfit last summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confessed that the club had been tracking the winger for a number of years, once the move was complete.
"As a club, we have followed Amad for a number of years and having watched him myself, I believe he is one of the most exciting young prospects in the game," said Solskjaer.
And he wasn't not alone.
According to Boca Barco president Enzo Guerri, the youth team Diallo played for between 2014-15, a number of high profile teams had known of the Ivory Coast born winger for some time.
"Atalanta was certainly not the only one to put him in the crosshairs," he told tuttomercatoweb. "There was a line of observers to see Diallo, they came to our field from all over Italy.
"Amad made three auditions in Turin with Juve, and was called by Reggiana, Sassuolo, Empoli, Rome and, in fact, Atalanta.
"He tried them all until he found the right place for the big jump. Not surprisingly, he became the first scorer in our Serie A class of 2002 in the Nerazzurri."
But one particular anecdote from Guerri on the visit of a Roma scout proves United have some player on their hands.
"I remember a very funny act drop with a Roma observer," he said.
"He came to see him in a match and, after a stop aimed at the chest by Diallo at 5' [minutes], he turned his back to the field and went away.
"I immediately asked him for an explanation and he answered me: 'Things like that, at the age of 12, only potential champions do. Seeing him in this match is of little use, take him to Rome to train with our team'.
"At Atalanta, however, they made him play from day one with the boys older than a year. In short, Amad has always been predestined."
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