Manchester United have finalised the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, shelling out a huge fee of £50 million to secure his services.
The Englishman is already one of the best right-backs in the Premier League at the age of 21, and he is expected to improve further and seal his spot in the Red Devils’ lineup for the next decade or so.
While his arrival spells good news for everyone associated with the Mancunian outfit, it does put question marks over Diogo Dalot’s future at the club.
Dalot was brought in by former gaffer Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2018, with the Portuguese tactician describing his fellow compatriot as one of the best players on the continent within his age group.
Further, Jose had also stated the following just two weeks before getting the sack: “I think Gary Neville must be thinking that Manchester United now has a very good right back for 10 years.”
But fast forward to the subsequent summer transfer window, and the Reds have bought a new right-back that could serve them for the next 10 years. What does this mean for Dalot?
Despite doubts arising over his future, the Evening Standard insist that Dalot remains an important part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
The 20-year-old has already proven that he possesses abundant talent, with his pace, pin-point crossing, and the versatility to play in defence as well as midfield making him a valuable player for any manager.
Moreover, the fact that he can play on both the flanks automatically makes him a threat to both Wan-Bissaka and Shaw, and Solskjaer will undoubtedly consider him the first-choice backup for the right-back as well as the left-back positions.
Therefore, Dalot is expected to be involved quite heavily with the first-team next season, fighting to grab a spot on both sides of defence as well as midfield.