Man United are not budging on their Diogo Dalot asking price.
Over the years, this Manchester United regime have developed some pretty bad habits when it comes to selling players.
Time and time again, the Glazers are getting burned financially, whereas all around us, the other Premier League big-boys are making bucketloads of cash when it comes to selling their fringe players.
The same mistakes are often being made. New, mega-money contracts are handed to players who don’t necessarily deserve it, which, in turn, leads to an unrealistic asking price.
Apparently, United are ‘not making discounts’ in regards to the Portugal full-back. Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma are showing an interest in signing Dalot, though the Red Devils are standing firm on their asking price.
United want a loan with an obligation to buy if they’re to allow Dalot to exit. In terms of a fee, £12.7m (€15m) is demanded by United to let the 22-year-old leave the club.
Roma, on the other hand, want a loan (for free until June), with the option to buy for £8.5m (€10m).
Now United are well within their rights to ask for an obligation to buy, because time and time again these players have come back from loan, leaving United back at square one. However, there has to be some sort of negotiation on the transfer fee.
There’s absolutely no way that a club that are as bad at selling as United are, will receive £12.7m for Dalot. Rather than digging their heels in, maybe take a lower offer and get Dalot’s wages off the books. That’d also free up room in the squad to sign a new right-back more capable of challenging Aaron Wan-Bissaka for regular starts.
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