Real Madrid ‘plotting’ to sign Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot
Spanish giants Real Madrid are ‘plotting’ a move to get a hold of the signature of Manchester United star Diogo Dalot, according to AS (h/t Manchester Evening News).
Los Blancos could pursue the Portugal international. The La Liga outfit are looking for a long-term option for the right-back spot. To that end, the Santiago Bernabeu side have identified the 23-year-old.
At the moment, Carlo Ancelotti’s team have Dani Carvajal in their ranks. However, they are looking for a replacement to take over the services of the Spain international, who has been underwhelming in recent months.
Over the years, the 31-year-old has had a hard time with injuries. As a result, the defender has been unreliable. Also, his performances have left a lot to be desired.
Apart from Carvajal, Los Blancos do not have another natural right-back to count on. Lucas Vazquez, who has mostly played as a right-winger in his career, has been the Spanish giants’ right-back over the years.
Dalot made his way to United in the summer of 2018 from FC Porto. After being a bit-part player for a few seasons, the Portuguese joined AC Milan on loan for the 2020/21 campaign.
Upon his return to Manchester, the 23-year-old found himself behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the pecking order. However, the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen the former Crystal Palace star’s influence in the team reduce.
Subsequently, Dalot has cemented his place in the Red Devils’ starting lineup. Erik ten Hag has preferred the Portuguese in his team.
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While Wan-Bissaka has deputised well in the absence of the 23-year-old, the English national has not been able to pip the former Porto star’s place. Therefore, considering the right-back’s influence in the team, it would be wise to fend Madrid away.