Manchester United sign Diogo Dalot from FC Porto on a five-year deal.
The Red Devils confirmed the news earlier today, with Jose Mourinho making the 19-year-old his second summer signing.
Dalot hails from Portugal, and made his first-team breakthrough just last season, replacing the injured Alex Telles in the left-back slot. Although he’s only played a handful of games for Porto’s senior side, the full-back heavily impressed for Porto B.
Naturally a right-back, Dalot is quick, physical, strong and great in the air. My guess would be that Mourinho sees him as the long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia; from whom he’ll learn an awful lot about the game.
I absolutely love how quick Manchester United are going about their business this summer. Credit has to go to Edward Woodward for that – particularly in his speed at getting a deal for Fred done before he jets off to the World Cup.
It’s likely that the job is only half done, though. I’d love to see a world-class centre-back come in, with an elite right-winger also needed. There is still outgoings aplenty that simply have to happen, too. We’ve made an excellent start to the transfer window, but there is still much work ahead.
Welcome to Old Trafford, Diogo!