After impressing during his loan at Sunderland, Amad was poised for a significant role at Manchester United in the 2023/24 season. His pre-season performances in the United States were promising until an injury in a match against Arsenal disrupted his momentum.
The setback saw Amad sidelined for a few months, only recently returning in a game against Nottingham Forest. Substituting Antony in the 53rd minute, the 21-year-old Ivorian displayed encouraging signs of his potential contributions to the team.
Carlton Palmer, the former England international, shared his insights with Football League World regarding Amad’s future.
He said, “Amad Diallo had a successful spell at Sunderland last season where he was their player of the season and he was absolutely outstanding. He picked up a knee injury in pre-season that’s kept him out.”
Palmer continued, “He’s fully fit now. He really enjoyed his time at Sunderland but he was working under Tony Mowbray, and he made it clear that he would go back to work for Tony Mowbray.
“This could put a spanner in the works because although Sunderland are keen to sign him, if Tony Mowbray gets the Birmingham job then I’m sure Amad will be keen to join him there.”
He also noted interest from other clubs, adding, “Leicester City are apparently interested in signing the player, and if he’s got the chance of playing for a side that’s going to get back to the Premier League, then of course he’s going to be interested in going there.”