Fabrizio Romano has issued an exciting Diogo Dalot update on Wednesday afternoon as his side Manchester United prepare to defend their historic treble against Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Fabrizio Romano Issues Exciting Diogo Dalot Update Ahead of FA Cup Final
United Looking to Renew Diogo Dalot’s Contract
The Red Devils have been conducting contract negotiations with numerous players, and are said to be close to reaching an agreement with goalkeeper David de Gea.
Most recently, Romano has issued an update on the talks with Diogo Dalot. The transfer insider has revealed that Dalot has signed his new deal at Old Trafford, with an official statement to follow. Portuguese outlet A Bola claim that this will come within a few hours.
Romano also notes that the deal will be valid until June of 2028 and that Erik ten Hag was a key proponent of the new contract, seeing Dalot as a vital part of his project.
Understand Diogo Dalot has signed new contract at Manchester United, here we go confirmed — official statement to follow. 🚨🔴✍🏻 #MUFC
New contract will be valid until June 2028. Ten Hag really wanted Dalot to stay as part of the project. pic.twitter.com/XW9RXefxp3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 31, 2023
A Positive Season for Diogo Dalot – But He Has Competition
Dalot has had a great season under new manager Erik ten Hag.
The Dutch boss clearly appreciates the attacking output that his fullbacks provide, favouring Dalot over his competitor Aaron Wan-Bissaka at the start of the campaign.
This has recently become a more close-fought battle, however, with the English right-back earning his way back into the starting lineup.
This healthy competition will only drive the pair further on, as has happened with Luke Shaw numerous times throughout his career, including when Brandon Williams broke into the first team and, more recently, when Tyrell Malacia was signed.
This new deal, though, is a clear demonstration of Ten Hag’s faith in Dalot.