Manchester United’s loan activity continues to ramp up as the transfer deadline looms, with Amad Diallo potentially joining the exodus.
Football Insider reports that Sunderland is making strides to secure the signature of the Ivorian international from the Red Devils.
Diallo arrived at Old Trafford from Atalanta in 2021, but his playing time has been limited, with only 10 senior appearances to his name since then, earning a weekly salary of £28,000.
In a bid to facilitate the move, Manchester United is willing to cover half of Diallo’s wages (£14,000 per week), with the expectation that Sunderland will cover the remaining portion to finalize the transfer.
Last season, the 21-year-old winger showcased his talent during a loan spell at Sunderland, starting 27 games in the Championship and contributing to 16 goals.
However, Diallo’s progress this season has been hampered by injuries, limiting him to just one appearance – a cameo in the 2-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest last month.
In a separate report by Football Insider, Diallo has personally expressed his desire to move on loan to Sunderland, seeking regular first-team action.
With minimal game time this season totaling just thirty-six minutes, Diallo’s request for a loan move seems reasonable to ensure his development. The question remains: Should Erik ten Hag grant Diallo’s wish and facilitate his loan move to Sunderland?