It may turn out to be a busy week for Manchester United in wrapping up deals. The Mancunian club has been linked to a host of names, and the likes of Fred and Sandro are being dubbed as ‘almost done deals’ in the papers.
But out of nowhere popped in a new saga, with numerous sources confidently stating that United have made huge progress in signing Porto’s 19-year-old right-back Diogo Dalot.
The youngster has a reported €20 million release clause that United are looking to activate. However, there is now a more exciting update regarding his arrival.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo had this to say about Dalot’s availability: “According to FC Porto’s source, the blue and white club tried last season to renew the contract, but was faced with several postponements by Carlos Gonçalves, the player’s agent.”
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But the bigger news will have come from A Bola, another Portuguese paper that confidently stated that Dalot to United will be announced “in the next few hours.”
The teenager is set to be the successor to Antonio Valencia, and will certainly be a great one-up to the Ecuadorian in terms of forward play combined with a defensive presence and a cool mind.
It is unlikely though that he will be an all-out replacement, although Mourinho may give him immediate starts to see what he’s got.
However, it is important to note that the game-time under the belt for Dalot may not be the most impressive of all, and while his performance for Porto against Liverpool in the Champions League was first class, it is still too small of a sample space to draw broad conclusions from.
Regardless, the talent in this lad is quite an exciting prospect, and with Darmian set for a Juventus departure at last, Old Trafford can have a brilliant sight to look forward to on their right flank next season.