Sheffield United could face a familiar story in their pursuit of Manchester United winger Amad Diallo, according to reports from The Sun today.
The Blades have had their eyes on Diallo for some time now. The summer months saw Slavisa Jokanovic identify the 19-year-old as the ideal addition to his United squad. However, a move never materialise, with Feyenoord coming close to securing a deal before injury hit the youngster.
And according to The Sun, United face a similar problem when it comes to signing Diallo in January. Local news outlet, The Star, had suggested this week that the Manchester United man was back on Jokanovic’s radar.
But today’s reports claim Feyenoord will move once again for Diallo, which could put an end to United’s hopes before they even got properly started.
Diallo is back from injury and looking to make an impact at some point this season. But he accepts that his chances at Old Trafford will be limited.
Our View: Familiar Issues for Diallo and Sheffield United
The bigger the fish you try and catch, the more suitors there will be watching on from the edge. That’s just how it is in football, and Diallo is certainly a big fish for United to try and land.
Sadly, European clubs and other Premier League sides can come in and charm younger players like this and make it almost impossible for the Blades to get their man. And it feels this way with United’s pursuit of Diallo.
It’s great we are interested in such a high calibre player. Daniel James lauded Diallo, branding him ‘unbelievable’ at Manchester United. It goes without saying, then, that he’d be superb for the Blades.
But once again, with Feyenoord in the mix, it seems we’ll miss out. It’s essentially what comes with being a Championship club and for now, is just something the club will have to deal with.