Manchester United youngster Amad Diallo was set to join Dutch side Feyenoord on a season-long loan. However, this deal has now been cancelled after the forward picked up an injury in his final training session before the move was set to be confirmed.
Diallo’s medical and travel to Feyenoord were reportedly booked but he will now stay at United and rehabilitate there.
Amad Diallo Loan Cancelled Due to Injury
This was set to be Diallo’s first loan spell away from Manchester United after joining them from Atalanta last summer.
Speaking to Voetbal International, Feyenoord’s technical director Frank Arnesen said: “We did everything we could, it was done, but now he’s injured so much that he can’t come. Sometimes it’s nice, such a transfer window, and sometimes it isn’t.”
The injury to Diallo leaves Feyenoord with little time to complete a new deal. They wanted Diallo to add more depth to their attacking options, but with the transfer window set to shut on Tuesday night, time is running out.
In a brief statement on their website, Manchester United said: “Manchester United can confirm that Amad has sustained a thigh muscle injury in training and is likely to be out for six weeks.
“Amad will remain at United and rehabilitate back to full fitness.”
Loan Would Have Been Good Experience
Despite only being 19-years-old, Diallo has already made some impact at United. He scored a brace on his U23 debut, a 6-3 win against Liverpool. His performances for the youth sides resulted in his first call-up to the senior side, where he was an unused substitute in an FA Cup win against West Ham United.
His debut for the senior side came as a substitute for Mason Greenwood in a Europa League tie away at Real Sociedad, and he also scored his first goal for the senior side in the next round of that competition, in a 1-1 draw against AC Milan.
Diallo then made his FA Cup debut in the quarter-final loss to Leicester City, and his Premier League debut came shortly after against the same team, where they lost 2-1. However, he did provide the assist for Greenwood’s goal in that game.