Spanish giants Barcelona believe Diogo Dalot will reach an agreement with Manchester United over a new long-term contract, according to Sport.
The Portuguese right-back has had a fine season under manager Erik ten Hag. He has started in 20 of United’s 22 matches in all competitions.
The Red Devils recently extended his contract until June 2024 with a renewal clause and it is now reported that Barcelona are prepared to end their interest.
The La Liga club can no longer sign him on a free transfer next summer. They have the belief that the player will renew his deal for ‘several more seasons’.
United should secure Dalot’s future with long-term deal
Dalot has been one of United’s most-improved players this season. His progress has also made him a regular with the Portuguese national side ahead of Joao Cancelo.
He has been described as an ‘undroppable‘ star by Goal and that is definitely the case at United where he has been an undisputed starter ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Wan-Bissaka has barely got the nod over the Portuguese and it has been widely claimed that he could be sold the exit door next year with Ten Hag keen on an upgrade.
Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries is the priority target for the manager, but United may have to wait until next summer to prise him away. He is valued at around €60 million.
Regardless of this, the hierarchy should commit Dalot to a new improved deal. He is just 23 years of age, and could develop into a world-class right-back in years to come.
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