Transfer UpDate; Manchester United make decision on Amad in transfer window

Updated on September 17th, 2021 at 10:20 am

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Amad is expected to be loaned out by Manchester United before the transfer window closes on March 31.

He joined United in January in a £37million transfer from Atalanta, but he has only appeared in eight games, making two starts. Amad has chosen to skip pre-season in order to represent his country, the Ivory Coast, at the Olympics.

The loan of fellow right-sided forward Facundo Pellistri to Alaves has already been approved, and Amad has also been identified as a candidate for a temporary move.

When United refused to meet Borussia Dortmund’s £108million valuation of Jadon Sancho on deadline day last October, Amad and Pellistri agreed to join the club on the final day of the transfer window.

With the signing of Jadon Sancho for £72.9 million last month, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has an abundance of attacking options to choose from, despite the long-term absence of Marcus Rashford due to a shoulder injury.

Rashford underwent surgery last week and is expected to be out until at least October, if not longer, due to the procedure.

In the 4-0 friendly victory over Everton last week, Anthony Martial, Daniel James, and Mason Greenwood all made their debuts and are expected to be available for the Premier League season opener against Leeds United on Saturday.

Edinson Cavani is almost certain to miss the remainder of the season after Solskjaer gave the Uruguayan a five-week break. Jesse Lingard is also a doubt after testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this month. Young forward Anthony Elanga missed the St Andrews training camp and friendly win over Everton due to a minor injury, and Solskjaer has suggested that Sancho will be on the substitutes’ bench for the match.

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