By Will Griffee For Mailonline
Published: 18:58 BST, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 18:58 BST, 6 October 2020
The man who first talent spotted new Manchester United signing Amad Diallo has revealed the club had been chasing the 'incredible talent' for more than a year.
United wrapped up a deadline day move for the Atalanta prospect worth an initial £21m that could rise to £37m with add-ons. He is expected to complete the switch in January, subject to a medical, personal terms and a work permit.
Giovanni Galli, who played in goal for Italy in the 1980s, recalls first seeing Amad and his brother Hamed play for the first time back in 2014 in his role as Lucchese’s sporting director.
Amad Traore's talent was first spotted by former Italian goalkeeper Giovanni Galli
United announced the deal for the Atalanta prospect on social media on deadline day
He told Football Italia: 'Their quality was incredible. They trained with the guys born in 1999.
'Hamed Junior was born in 2000 and his brother Amad was born in 2002. Despite that, there was a huge gap between them and the others.'
Both youngsters immediately made an impression