REPORT: Diogo Dalot Linked With Paris Saint-Germain

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Paris St Germain are interested in signing Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot, according to O Jogo and Manchester Evening News.

The 21-year-old has struggled for game time at United over the past two seasons. He could now be departing Old Trafford in search of first-team opportunities.

Paris Saint-Germain Interested in Diogo Dalot

Interest in Dalot

PSG are one of the latest clubs to be linked with a move for Dalot this summer. Premier League side Everton have reportedly shown interest in the young full-back. Barcelona may also consider a move for Dalot.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to free up squad space for the coming season according to O Jogo. Aaron Wan Bissaka occupied the right-back position for most of last season and he remains Solskjaer’s first choice in this position.

This could impact Dalot’s future at Manchester United as the Norweigan manager looks to sell the Portuguese fullback for a decent fee.

Conflicting Reports

Despite the reported interest from PSG, Everton and Barcelona in Dalot, ESPN reported recently that Solskjaer wants to keep the defender next season.

The full-back could prove to be a useful back-up to Luke Shaw or Wan-Bissaka on either side of United’s preferred four-man defence. However, it is unlikely that the 21-year-old will want to play a role as a back-up.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah may be the preferred choice for Solskjaer to provide cover should Dalot depart Old Trafford this summer.

Injury Problems

Dalot joined Manchester United from FC Porto in 2018 for £19 million, but he has struggled for game time.

The highly-rated fullback made 34 appearances in all competitions for United, but only played four games in the 2019/20 season.

Subsequent groin and hip injuries last season kept him sidelined for much of United’s campaign. The 21-year-old then struggled for fitness towards the end of the season, often being omitted from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s squad or named as an unused substitute.

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