Amad was unlucky to miss out on a loan move to Feyenoord at the end of the summer transfer window.

A deal was agreed before it fell through right before the deadline after the Manchester United youngster suffered an injury in training.

Amad has only played one game this season since his return from injury. While this came under new boss Ralf Rangnick against Young Boys, it was with a totally rotated XI and then the winger failed to make the matchday squad for the following Premier League game.

A loan move seems sensible for Amad so he can get some regular playing time. But there’s a question over whether it will be with Feyenoord.

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Confusion in Netherlands over Amad

Reports in Holland via Voetball Primeur claim Manchester United do not wish to loan Amad. It’s unclear whether this is in general, or whether United just don’t want to deal with Feyenoord.

If there was some ill feeling on United’s part after the deal fell through at the last minute in August, it might be understandable. Amad has been fit since mid-November and has missed the chance to play in recent weeks, had the loan gone through despite his injury.

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot was asked about the potential loan being ‘off’ in his press conference and played dumb, claiming not to have heard the speculation. His stance may well have been genuine.

Slot told VP: “Oh, I didn’t even know that”, before adding, “That may say something about how I am working on it and about our interest in him.”

Fabrizio Romano reported last weekend that ‘many clubs have already approached Man United to negotiate for Amad’, with Feyenoord among them. It’s possible the Dutch side have simply been knocked back.

Feyenoord need to get a move on

If Feyenoord do want to deal to sign Amad on loan, they will need to act quickly, as will all interested clubs. That’s not just due to the competition for his signature.

Amad could head off to the African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast in January, meaning a loan deal will probably need to be agreed in early January, to find a club he can return to in February once the tournament is over.

One option for Amad is to find a club in England, to save him flying back to the UK and then setting up in a new country for a few months.

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A space for Amad

One advantage Feyenoord have is still retaining a spot on the right wing for the Manchester United youngster.

Their current winger is 28-year-old Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who has just one goal this season and has generally underwhelmed with his displays.

The standout player has been on the left, young Colombian talent Luis Sinisterra, who has seven goals already.

Sinisterra on one side and Amad on the other could form a dynamic attack to support 10-goal striker Bryan Linssen, and if Feyenoord do get the deal done for the United whizkid, it could be a productive one.

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