Manchester United sign Diouf from Molde
Friday 17 July 2009
Manchester United have signed promising striker Mame Biram Diouf from Molde.
United confirmed they had agreed terms with the Norwegian club for the transfer of the 21-year-old Senegal-born player.
Diouf is due to attend a medical in Manchester next week and will be loaned back to Molde until January.
United have good links with Molde as former striker and now reserve team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was recruited from the club.
Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today, manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "We've been looking at him for two years.
"We weren't intending on signing anyone else after last week - we feel we have a full squad - but the situation accelerated to a point where other clubs started to make bids, so we had to decide whether we acted or didn't act."
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