Diogo Dalot Completes AC Milan Loan Move


Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has completed his season-long loan move to AC Milan.

Initially, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer wanted a permanent transfer of the out of favour Portuguese right-back but talks accelerated on Friday allowing him to leave on-loan.

The 21-year old full-back signed for £19 million in 2018 but has seen himself fall behind in the pecking order to Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Timothy Fosu-Mensah. With talks on-going with Porto for Alex Telles and the emergence of Brandon Williams, playing time is limited for a player looking to make the Portugal squad for the re-arranged European Championships next summer.

Dalot Completes Milan Loan Move

Smalling the Next to Make Serie A Switch?

Dalot may not be the only exit from Manchester United before the window slams shut with Chris Smalling potentially completing a permanent switch to AS Roma.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is keen to offload both defenders and with Dalot now on his way to Milan, it could free up space for late arrivals.

The former Porto player made a rare Carabao Cup appearance in midweek against Brighton, with United running away with a 3-0 victory capping a much-improved performance. Dalot last made a starting appearance for United against Newcastle on matchday eight of last season before being out injured until the new year with a groin injury.

United send unwanted players to Italy

The 21-year old becomes the second player to leave the club this week for Serie A, with midfielder Andreas Pereira joining Lazio on a season-long loan deal.

Solksjaer has sent many of the players signed under the Mourinho tenure to Italy, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez ending up at Inter Milan.

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