According to Fabrizio Romeo’s exclusive CaughtOffside column, it seems that the Catalan giants plan to sign a new player on the right-hand side. Dalot is one of the players they have been watching as a possible replacement for Sergino Deste.
Man United fans will not want Dalot to leave Old Trafford, but there is cause for concern as he approaches the end of his contract.
Although the Red Devils may be able to extend the contract of the Portugal international by one year, Romano states that they are not ready to tie him down to a longer-term deal.
: “It’s too early to talk about a deal with Dalot. Romano said that Barcelona has sent their scouts out to follow Diogo. They appreciate him, but they are also tracking many right-backs, not just the Portuguese.
: “Man United have a clause that will extend the contract for an additional year. This is a point. Sergino Dest believes that Barca do not plan to confirm him at this time. That’s why he joined AC Milan on loan.
“United may also offer Dalot a long-term contract but negotiations are not in progress at the moment. “He’s been an important player for Erik ten Ha, so let’s hope they can secure his future soon.”
Dalot wasn’t a guaranteed starter for United before this season. However, he now clearly appears to be the better option than Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The club should resolve his situation as soon possible.
If he becomes available, it’s clear why a major name such as Barca might be interested in buying him.