Manchester United have signed Diogo Dalot from FC Porto. The young right-back, 19, becomes the second player to join the Old Trafford club this summer; following Fred’s arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk.
It didn’t take the Red Devils long to release pictures of the young man decked out in his new kit, and I think it’s fair to say he looks absolutely delighted to be joining the biggest club on the planet.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 6, 2018
Our man from Portugal certainly seems excited about joining United. Heck, why wouldn’t he be?
Obviously, he’s still a teenager, and he’s only played a handful of first-team games, so don’t expect to see this lad starting week-in-week-out in the Premier League straight away.
I’d imagine the plan is to let him sit in behind Antonio Valencia for a year or two, while learning the ins and outs of the English style of play. The young man does have all the makings of an elite level right-back, though, and I look forward to watching him flourish.
Now the excitement will be building about when we’ll get to see him in action for the first time. Hopefully, he’ll be a part of the squad that heads to the USA on pre-season tour.