Manchester United has confirmed the signing of Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Diogo Dalot from FC Porto. The defender has joined the club on a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year. The reported fee for the transfer is said to be £17.4m.
The defender has played seven games for FC Porto so far, including the Champions League RO16 game against Liverpool.
The right-back can be the potential successor to current captain Antonio Valencia.
Talking to MUTV after his signing, he insisted that he is ready for the challenge. “I’m very excited. For me, it is one of the biggest leagues in the world and I’m excited to play there,” said Dalot.
“Just expect that I will give everything for this club, for this shirt and, hopefully, help the club to win. That’s the most important thing,” Diogo Dalot added.
Manchester United have had problems with their defence throughout the season. While their performances against the top-5 clubs were formidable, they dropped crucial points against lower-ranked clubs due to sloppy defending.
Yesterday, Manchester United confirmed the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk. Fred completed his medical last weekend, and is currently with Brazil. Fred is seen as a box-to-box midfielder. According to various reports, Fred joined Manchester United for a transfer fee in the excess of £50m.
Who is Diogo Dalot?
The Portuguese defender made his debut for FC Porto in October last year. Dalot has represented the Portugal U15 to U21 sides, and was a member of Portuguese U16 side which won the Euro in 2016. An year later, he won the Euro with U17 side.
In his limited playing time at Porto, Dalot played a right-back in the side. However, he can also play as a midfielder.
Dalot has majorly played for the B team at Porto this season, which plays in the 2nd tier of Portuguese football. However, he replaced an injured Alex Telles for seven games and did a decent job.
He completed 90 minutes in the Champions League RO16 clash against Liverpool and held his ground against Sadio Mane and co.