Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot is currently unhappy and is looking for a transfer in this window.
Since his arrival from Porto, Dalot has been struggling with a regular place in the team. He never enjoyed a strong successive run in the strong squad of Manchester United.
Right-back was subject to replace Antonio Valencia but last season signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka made him consider future at Old Trafford. He has been now third choice right-back behind the Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams.
According to Duncan Castles. Diogo Dalot has been very unhappy with his playing time with United. He also stated on Transfer talk podcast that United management is not willing to let him go in this transfer window.
Diogo Dalot a third choice right-back at Old Trafford?
Diogo Dalot joined Manchester United in the 2018 summer window from Porto for a transfer fee of a £19million. He was bought on as a long term replacement for full-back Antonio Valencia.
The 21-year-old was a great potential when he arrived at the club but failed to develop eventually, He was never given a regular chance in the squad in this debut season at United. Last season Valencia left Old Trafford after completing ten seasons with English giants. Then there were hopes for more game time for Dalot under the new management of Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
But last season Solskjaer signed Aaron wan-Bissaka for a transfer fee of £54million from Crystal Palace. Wan-Bissaka was a clear first choice on the right-back position for the Solskjaer. That directly affected Dalot’s game time with United, he never succeeded to unsettle Bissaka with his limited game time. Diogo Dalot only featured in 11 matches last season due to injuries and emergers of Brandon Williams.
Brandon Williams, risen from United’s academy ranks as a second choice fullback on both sides of defense last year. He impressed on his breakthrough season at United, giving tough competition to left-back Luke Shaw. His natural position is left-back but he is also well capable of playing on the opposite flank also. Solskjaer, now determined to use him second choice right-back for the upcoming season.
Manchester United to sign a new fullback in this transfer window?
It is now clear that Manchester United are looking to sign a new full-back in this transfer window. United linked with full-backs Sergio Reguilon and Alex Telles in recent weeks.
Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon is the primary defensive target for the United. Red Devils are also preparing an initial offer of a £22million for the Reguilon, who has been made available by Los Blancos.
“We told you some time ago Manchester United were in the market for another full-back, that they were prepared to sign either a left-back or a right-back, preference being for a left-back but if the player was of sufficient quality of the options available to them, they would take a right-back, a younger one on that side. If they take a left-back, the idea is to move Brandon Williams from back-up up to Luke Shaw into back-up for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and allow him to develop over there.” – Duncan Castles on Diogo Dalot
Porto left-back Alex Telles, also strongly linked with the Old Trafford move in this window. Telles is available for the only £20million because his contract expires next summer.
According to Duncan Castles United are looking to sign another right-back too if any player becomes available. That means Diogo Dalot will be loaned out if a new full-back arrives at Old Trafford.