Manchester United announce last-minute double deal as big-money Diallo & free agent Cavani arrive


Premier League giants Manchester United have this evening confirmed a pair of additions to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

Reds making moves

It was of course always expected to be a busy deadline day at Old Trafford.

On the back of a humiliating defeat at the hands of Tottenham over the weekend, calls had grown stronger than ever before for Ed Woodward and co. to finally pull out the chequebook.

A whole host of high-profile stars were subsequently linked with a move to the red half of Manchester, with the Red Devils faithful having no doubt held out at least a sliver of hope that Jadon Sancho may arrive from Borussia Dortmund.

In the end, however, Sancho’s long touted United switch was not forthcoming.

BAD RAGAZ, SWITZERLAND – AUGUST 10: Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund during a training session as part of the training camp on August 10, 2020 in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images)

What did develop, though, were a trio of other arrivals at Old Trafford.

First, earlier this evening, the Reds confirmed that Alex Telles had joined the club on a permanent deal from FC Porto:

Diallo & Cavani confirmed

And, as outlined above, within the space of a hectic hour, a further pair of additions have also been announced.

In something of a surprise move, the Reds have snapped up starlet Amad Diallo Traore from Serie A outfit Atalanta.

The 18-year-old wide-man has long been viewed as one of the most highly-regarded young talents in Italy, despite only having 3 senior appearances to his name.

Diallo is expected to make the move to Manchester in January, ‘subject to medical, personal terms and work permit,’ after a deal worth a reported €40 million was struck between the clubs:

And, following swiftly on the back of Diallo’s arrival was confirmation of the final incoming at Old Trafford this summer.

The player in question? Edinson Cavani.

Uruguayan hitman Cavani agreed personal terms with United over the weekend, having been available as a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

And, as per yet another post across the club’s social media platforms on Monday night, the 33-year-old has since put pen to paper on a contract with the Premier League giants.

Cavani will line out for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men for the 2020/21 campaign, with the option to extend his stay for a further year next summer:

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