When José Mourinho was in charge of Manchester United, he suggested that Diogo Dalot was one of the best young defenders in Europe and claimed that he thought “Gary Neville must be thinking now we have a right-back for the next ten years.”
Jump two seasons ahead and the often injured, now 21-year-old Dalot is in a fight for his Manchester United future after the emergence of Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Wan-Bissaka has cemented himself in the United back line since his £50m move from Crystal Palace last summer.
Dalot signed for United in 2018 from Porto for £19m and now United would consider letting him leave, but only if a sizeable offer was to come in: somewhere around £30m to £35m.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo suggests that French side Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Dalot, claiming “that this price shouldn’t be a barrier for the French side, who are ‘very attentive to the situation’.”
PSG are said to be after a right-back because Thomas Meunier’s contract expires at the end of the season, and Dalot would be more affordable than resigning Meunier.
Dalot was linked to a few loan deals during the January transfer window but nothing materialized, but now a permanent move is looking more likely.
Injuries have limited Dalot to just 10 appearances in all competitions this season and with United planning a squad overhaul over the summer, Dalot could be one of the players shipped out of Old Trafford.