Diogo Dalot has been on fireplace for Manchester United so considerably this season, wo why wouldn’t they activate an solution to extend his agreement by one particular additional season?
Dalot arrived at Man Utd from Porto in a €21.3 million deal in 2018, but he initially struggled to influence in Manchester and used the 2020/21 campaign out on loan at AC Milan.
He gained the league in Italy, even though, and shared right-back duties at Old Trafford with Aaron Wan-Bissaka final season just before taking on the job complete-time due to the fact Erik ten Hag succeeded Ralf Rangnick as manager.
Dalot has contributed two assists from 8 online games in all competitions when Wan-Bissaka has been restricted to just 4 minutes of football. And nevertheless there are reports emanating that United won’t choose up the just one-year extension alternative on Dalot’s deal.
Barcelona’s right-back shortlist, according to Gerard Romero:
🏴 Aaron Wan-Bissaka
🇵🇹 Diogo Dalot
🇳🇱 Jeremie Frimpong
🇦🇷 Juan Foyth
🇧🇪 Thomas Meunier pic.twitter.com/oOtxxYiwCH
— Soccer Transfers (@Transfersdotcom) August 15, 2022
So what is going on?
“There is an solution to increase his contract for a person far more season,” transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano spelled out on his YouTube channel.
“We have experienced numerous tales on several players obtaining this option [at Man Utd]. We know this is the situation for [Marcus] Rashford for illustration, but lots of say ‘no, there is no alternative for Dalot.’
‘Man Utd not stupid’
“This is not genuine. There is an possibility for Man Utd to activate just one a lot more calendar year, so potentially the contract is to June 2024.
“Man Utd are not silly, they see Dalot is executing superb and so they could be all set to activate the option.
“But they’ll only activate the choice if they’re not able to access an agreement with Dalot over a new [long-term] agreement.”
Dalot has also averaged 3 clearances for each game this season, earning him an asset on both equally sides of the ball, and his variety is recognized to have attracted desire from Barcelona head coach Xavi.
Dalot is now rated at €7m by Soccer Transfers in-house algorithm, but Barca would have to part strategies with far far more than that if United can tie him down to the meaningful contract they hope to.