Diogo Dalot ‘hopeful’ of receiving new contract offer from Manchester United amidst interest from other clubs
Manchester United star Diogo Dalot is ‘hopeful’ of receiving a new contract offer from the club, according to Manchester Evening News. The 23-year-old’s current deal technically ends after this season.
However, the Red Devils have the option to extend Dalot’s stay by a further year. And the Old Trafford side are expected to trigger the clause before the start of the January transfer window.
The Portugal international is attracting interest from top sides around Europe. Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and AS Roma are keeping an eye on the 23-year-old.
Dalot signed for United in the summer of 2018. The 23-year-old spent a couple of seasons playing as a backup. Subsequently, in 2020, the Portuguese joined the Rossoneri on loan.
After a fruitful spell at Milan, Dalot returned for the 2021/21 campaign. However, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the 23-year-old was behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the pecking order. The Norwegian manager preferred the former Crystal Palace star.
However, things changed for Dalot after Ole parted ways with United. Ralf Rangnick’s appointment saw the Portuguese get regular minutes. The interim manager gave the 23-year-old considerable game time.
The trend has continued under Erik ten Hag. The Dutch manager has started Dalot in every game this season. The Portuguese has been impressive. And Wan-Bissaka has seen just four minutes of competitive action.
Dalot has been part of the United backline that has found stability in recent weeks. The Red Devils are on a four-game win streak in the Premier League.
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The 23-year-old has also performed well for the Portugal national team during the international break. Hopefully, Dalot can continue in a similar vein and help United challenge for trophies under Ten Hag.