April 13, 2024

Leicester City could have an advantage if they launch a loan transfer bid for Manchester United’s Amad Diallo, says Carlton Palmer.

The Foxes have been linked with the 21-year-old forward ahead of the January transfer window, alongside Sunderland where he spent last on loan from Old Trafford. Diallo scored 13 goals as the Black Cats finished in sixth place in the Championship.

An injury during pre-season has sidelined the youngster so far this season. But he is edging closer to a return to fitness and Palmer believes Leicester could be in a strong position to sign him in the new year if United decide to send him out on loan again.

“Amad Diallo, Manchester United’s talented young forward has returned to first team training after suffering a serious injury in pre-season,” Palmer told Football League World. “Leicester and Sunderland were keen to take the young forward on loan, who lit up the Championship last season.

Amad Diallo of Manchester United
Amad Diallo of Manchester United (Image: Getty Images)

“But Manchester United have said they are keen to have a look at the young man in action in the first team before deciding whether he would be allowed to go out on loan in the January transfer window. Amad was very vocal in his admiration for Tony Mowbray, the manager of Sunderland at the time.

“Now he’s now longer head coach at the club. Should he be allowed out on loan that may change his mind as to which club he decides to go to.”

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