Amad Diallo

Manchester United’s new Ivory Coast-born signing Amad Diallo has been described as having some of the qualities possessed by African great Samuel Eto’o, can report

Diallo, who joined the Premier League side from Italians Atalanta in January, has also been compared to fellow Ivorian Gervinho, who played in Serie A for both Roma and Parma.


Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, who played nearly a decade for Ghana’s national team, left Italy in December after over a decade with Udinese and then Verona.

“Diallo is a mix of some quality African players,” Agyemang-Badu told BBC Sport Africa.

“He has this quality of Eto’o’s of being very strong on the ball, knows how to hold the ball and is a good passer. (He is like) Gervinho when it comes to pace.”