The Manchester United star visited Instagram to commemorate former Atalanta teammate and friend Willy Ta Bi (Willy Braciano), who sadly passed away at the age of 21.
The African outlet Koaci reports that Willy had fought liver cancer for months. Ta Bi had represented AS Adjame, Moossou and ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast before joining Atalanta in January 2019.
Koaci reports that the talented defensive midfielder, who was also on loan at Pescara, will represent Ivory Coast at youth level and led them as captain of the massive Francophone Games in 2017.
Amad Diallo, who had agreed a transfer from Atalanta to Manchester United in advance on the deadline of the extended summer window and made a move in January, paid tribute to his friend on Instagram.
The 18-year-old United Wonderkid has so far shared four tribute posts on his Instagram account, the first two in Italian and accompanied by « Now sleep in peace friend » and « Rest in peace friend ».
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This third tribute above was written in French, the Ivorian language, and read: « Rest in peace in the building and may Allah Ajawadjal (Mighty and Majestic) accept you on loan from him, Inshallah (God willing). «
This is terrible news. We’d like to send our best wishes to Willy’s family, friends, and former teammates. The promising talent ended his life because of cancer.