Amad Diallo looks set to finally complete his move to Manchester United after the Atalanta teenager shared a photo from a private jet on Sunday ahead of his £36million move.
The 18-year-old agreed a move to Old Trafford over the summer but has remained in Italy until he was granted a work permit, while Atalanta had hoped to persuade United to allow the youngster to remain at the club on loan until the end of the season.
Diallo has now been granted an Italian passport, while United intend to integrate him into the first-team immediately, and official confirmation of the move appears imminent.
On Sunday Diallo posted a picture on Instagram from a private plane headed for the Italian capital, with the teenager believed to be in Rome to complete the final paperwork he needs.
Diallo will be one of the first players to obtain a governing body endorsement from the Football Association, though still needs to obtain a visa, and according to the Manchester Evening News he will then fly to the UK in the middle of next week.
The Ivory Coast-born winger is thought to be very excited to link up with his new teammates and will be involved with the first team as soon as he arrives.
‘We have had all the paperwork, I can’t see any obstacles. He’s coming,’ said Solskjaer on Friday.
‘I hope very soon he will be with us. I’m very excited about bringing him in. I think he’s shown a few times his qualities.
‘Of course he has to learn to play in England, that’s a different level of football. We’ll give him time to develop and to express himself.
‘Apart from that, I’m not really thinking too much on what we’re going to do with players. Of course, we’re always working long-term. That’s the big thing. We have targets we need long-term for the club.’