Diogo Dalot ‘could trade Manchester United for Barcelona next summer’, after the right-back’s move was “personally endorsed” by super-agent Jorge Mendes
- Diogo Dalot could move from Manchester United to Barcelona next summer
- The Portuguese player’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season
- Jorge Mendes said he “personally endorsed” plans to see Dalot join the Catalans
- The right-back refused to commit himself to Man United for the long term
Diogo Dalot’s super-agent Jorge Mendes has “personally endorsed” his move from Manchester United to Barcelona next summer, according to reports.
The Portuguese right-back has a contract at Old Trafford which runs until next summer, and it is thought that many teams would be interested in signing him as a free agent, if no move is made to extend the deal.
But the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo has said Mendes has “personally endorsed” and “backed” the player’s switch to Barcelona, stating he has an “exquisite relationship” with the Catalan club and their president Joan Laporta.
Diogo Dalot could move from Manchester United to Barcelona as a free agent next summer
Mendes is one of the world’s most influential agents in the world of sport, with the 56-year-old working with footballing clients including Cristiano Ronaldo, David de Gea and Joao Felix, alongside stars of Formula 1, tennis and cycling.
Dolot, 23, has been been praised for his performances for Man United this season, and he has started every game under new manager Erik ten Hag.
Their defence held firm against waves of West Ham pressure during their 1-0 win on Sunday, and they last conceded a goal at Old Trafford against Real Sociedad on September 8.
Jorge Mendes has said he “personally endorsed” Dalot’s proposed move to the Catalan giants
Meanwhile, Barcelona have struggled to find a permanent solution to their right-back issues, with Alejandro Balde, Hector Bellerin, Jules Kounde and Sergi Roberto all utilised in that position by Xavi.
Following the West Ham win, Dalot was non-committal about his future, telling Sky Sports: ‘I don’t think it’s the time to think about my contract situation. We’re in the process to improve our game as team.
‘I love to play for Man United as I always try to show. I’m happy – this is the most important thing.’
Manchester United’s next task is a rematch against Real Sociedad, before back-to-back matches against Aston Villa in the Premier League and Carabao Cup.
Dalot refused to commit himself to Man United for the long-term after this weekend’s win
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