Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot will ‘play for a great European club’ next season

Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot will ‘play for a great European club’ next season, claims his agent… with the defender due to return to Old Trafford after loan spell at AC Milan

  • Diogo Dalot has spent the season on loan at AC Milan from Manchester United
  • But the Portuguese defender is due to return to Old Trafford this summer
  • The 22-year-old has struggled for first-team action under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Milan have yet to discuss terms with United over making a deal permanent 

Diogo Dalot’s agent has claimed the defender will be playing for a major European side next season, with a return to Manchester United due in the summer.

Dalot has spent the season on loan at AC Milan having struggled to nail down a first-team spot at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Although the 22-year-old has featured 27 times across all competitions for the Italian side who are sat second in Serie A, he has only completed 90 minutes in the league eight times.

Diogo Dalot has spent much of the the year on loan at AC Milan from Manchester United

Milan are yet to discuss terms with United over making the loan deal a permanent one, meaning Dalot is set to head back to England in the summer.

Although Dalot still has two more years to run on his United contract, his agent Carlos Goncalves is convinced his client will be lining up with star talent next season. 

‘Diogo has a contract with Manchester United until 30 June 2023,’ he told CalcioMercato.

Dalot did face Manchester United in the Europa League with Milan earlier in the season

Dalot did face Manchester United in the Europa League with Milan earlier in the season

‘All decisions regarding his future will be made in due course. There is still a lot to be decided in the Italian league and Diogo is only focused on Milan’s immediate goals, which are to finish the 2020-21 season in the best possible way, earning a spot in the Champions League.

‘But whatever the future, whatever decision is made, it’s guaranteed that Diogo will continue to play in a great European club.’

Dalot joined United from Porto for £20million in 2018 and he is currently helping Milan try and secure a Champions League place for next season, with the Rossoneri only three points clear of fifth placed Napoli.

Dalot has fallen down the pecking order at United but did feature in a Carabao Cup match against Brighton at the end of September before sealing his Milan switch

Dalot has fallen down the pecking order at United but did feature in a Carabao Cup match against Brighton at the end of September before sealing his Milan switch

Goncalves believes the Portuguese’s future will be decided once Milan’s top four fate is known. 

‘In time we will have this conversation. There is still a lot to decide in Serie A,’ he added.

‘There is no need to speed up a process when all the parties involved have their attention on the matches that remain in the league, thinking about the best for Milan.’

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