Amad latest as Manchester United open to loan exit in January transfer window


Manchester United teenager Amad is attracting a lot of interest this month ahead of an extended loan deal.

The 19-year-old is set to exit during the January transfer window, with a temporary move on the cards.

Amad has made just one senior appearance for United this season, and only three since joining from Atalanta 12 months ago.

United are eager to complete the deal which saw the winger head to Old Trafford from Atalanta, with a fee at stake which could reach £37m.

Here’s the latest on Amad and his potential loan move from United.

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What is United’s position?

United want to loan out the 19-year-old in order to get some valuable playing time under his belt.

Ralf Rangnick cleared Amad to leave in January as his chances at Old Trafford are limited at the moment.

They have, however, stipulated that any club making a loan offer will need to be able to secure meaningful minutes in a competitive league.

Who is interested ?

There is no shortage of clubs interested in Amad, with Derby County leading the way as Wayne Rooney has worked hard to try to tackle the winger for the rest of the season.

He faces competition from some of his Championship rivals, though, while Dutch side Feyenoord are also said to be keen, having missed out on a deal in the summer after the teenager picked up a thigh injury.

There is also interest in Italy, where Amad made his breakthrough playing for Atalanta, while Borussia Dortmund are the latest club to be linked with a move.

What was said?

Despite interest from Rooney, the Derby boss conceded it was “unlikely” that Amad would head to the Rams this month.

“He’s a Manchester United player and obviously he’s an interesting player from a few clubs, I know that,” Rooney said.

“Obviously I’m keeping an eye out for some of the emerging young talent, not just from Manchester United but other clubs and there are different players that we’re looking at in terms of players we can bring in to improve the squad, which players can -bring us to play and give us the best chance of staying up.

“He’s a player who, of course, I like. If you ask me if he’s going to be with us at some point in January, then it’s very unlikely.”

Rooney’s quotes don’t rule out a move to Pride Park for the winger, but it looks like the Rams boss may have conceded defeat in his approach.

What is the current situation ?

As of now, Amad is still with the United squad and has been training with them as evidenced by his recent social media activity.

United are keen to loan him out, though, and he’s expected to move this month.

The club’s preference would be for the 19-year-old to stay in England, which would favor a move to the Championship, and may not rule out Rooney and Derby just yet.

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