Diogo Dalot ‘on the brink’ of signing new contract at Manchester United amidst Barcelona interest
Manchester United star Diogo Dalot is ‘on the brink’ of signing a new contract at the club amidst interest from Barcelona, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo (h/t The Sun).
The Red Devils triggered the option to extend the Portugal international’s contract for a further year earlier in the season. As a result, the 23-year-old’s deal at the Old Trafford side is not set to expire in the summer of 2024.
However, United want to secure Dalot’s future and tie him down to a long-term contract. The Red Devils are close to coming to an agreement with the Portuguese star over new terms.
The Old Trafford side have been trying to convince the right-back to put pen to paper since his return from the 2022 World Cup. Hopefully, the Manchester-based club will get it done soon.
As a result, Barcelona are losing hope of acquiring the 23-year-old’s services. The Blaugrana are beginning to see a move for the defender as ‘unfeasible’.
Xavi does not have a lot of options at right-back. The La Liga giants have used Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde often on the right-hand side of his defence.
Dalot has been a key player for United under Erik ten Hag. The Portuguese has been the Dutch manager’s first choice in the current campaign.
The 23-year-old has been one of the most improved players from last season. In the previous campaign, the right-back got his chances after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.
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Since then, Dalot has pipped Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the pecking order. The former Crystal Palace star has lost his place in the team this season. Therefore, it would be wise for the Old Trafford side to do everything in their power to keep hold of the 23-year-old.