Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti maintains his interest in Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot and has mentioned the 22-year-old as a potential transfer target this summer.
A £ 19m signing in 2018, Dalot is yet to take the next step at Old Trafford and it does not look like it will be given the chance this year, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka ahead of him in the pecking order and United pursuing Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier as well. .
Dalot’s future at Man Utd is unclear / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images
It seems that Dalot, who spent last season on loan with AC Milan, would be destined for a similar fate this summer as well, and many reports from Spain have suggested that Ancelotti is keen to work his way up to the queue. .
Ancelotti was keen to bring Dalot on loan to Everton last year but eventually missed out on Milan, but both AS and Mundo Deportivo note that his interest in the Portuguese kid has not weakened since he moved to Real.
Interestingly, it is suggested that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær has told Dalot that he will be part of the squad this season, but the 22-year-old is worried that Wan-Bissaka will remain the undisputed starter and the potential acquisition of Trippier. will banish him to the cold.
It is for this reason that Dalot keeps all his options open, and as long as he is not convinced of his future at Old Trafford, Ancelotti will continue to offer him a way out.
That being said, a new right-back is very low on Real’s shopping list this summer. Even if you ignore their desire to spend all their money on PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, the reality is that Real are already well placed in the position.
Ancelotti has recommended Dalot as goal / Pool / Getty Images
Dani Carvajal is Real’s favorite starter and Alvaro Odriozola remains as backup, although the latter was in favor under former manager Zinedine Zidane and saw that winger Lucas Vazquez jerked ahead of him in the picking order.
If Odriozola is sold this summer, Real would consider a move for Dalot, but there is still a long way to go before United need to worry about this one.