Monday, 22 October, 2018

Portuguese worldwide all set to kick off Manchester United's summer spending spree

Man Utd have triggered the release clause of Porto right-back Diogo Dalot GETTY Man Utd have triggered the release clause of Porto right-back Diogo Dalot
Edward Snyder | 30 May, 2018, 18:00

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Porto's teenage defender Diogo Dalot.

He has enjoyed a fine season yet again this term and Sport are reporting that Premier League giants United and Chelsea are keen.

He has a £17.4m release clause in his contract, though United have yet to trigger it.

Dalot played the full 90 minutes against the very vaunted Reds attack, and held his own.

Dalot actually played in England last season when Porto faced Liverpool in their Champions League last-16 second-leg.

Seems like a poor guy can't write scout reports for a few hours without his mentions and DMs being exploded into an insane mess of Diogo Dalot questions.




Dalot has represented Portugal at Under-21 level and made his first-team debut for his club in February this year. In this picture, FC Porto's defender Diogo Dalot from Portugal attends FC Porto Gala Dragoes de Ouro 2016 - 2017 at Dragao Caixa in Porto, Portugal, Oct. 25, 2017.

Strengthening his defence is a priority and a new right-back to act as a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia is desperately needed as the Ecuadorian worldwide turns 33 in August.

Jose Mourinho will be bringing in a number of players this summer with others set to depart.

The Telegraph write: "United are also in the market for another full-back, a left-back, to strengthen in that area also".

But, according to the BBC, contact has been made between United and Porto and a deal is said to be edging ever closer.

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