Diogo Dalot ‘is in advanced talks’ over a new deal to stay at Manchester United… with the Portuguese right-back ‘considering a new five-year deal’ at Old Trafford after impressing under Erik ten Hag
Barcelona’s hopes of landing Diogo Dalot appear to be over with the Portuguese defender reportedly in advanced talks over a new five-year contract to stay at Manchester United.
Dalot confirmed last month that talks were underway over a new contract at Old Trafford.
Now Spanish release Mundo Deportivo report that these talks are at an “advanced” stage and that the offer on the table is a five-year contract.
The Portuguese defender’s current deal was due to expire this summer until United triggered a 12-month extension before Christmas to keep him until June 2024.
Barcelona had made no secret of their desire to refresh their full-back options, but Dalot has impressed under Erik ten Hag and he likes the intensity of English football too.
Diogo Dalot is in negotiations to extend his contract to stay with Manchester United
The right-back has excelled under new manager Erik ten Hag at Manchester United this season
“We are in a position to say that we are negotiating and seeing how both parties will benefit, but it is no secret that I am happy to be here so we will see how things go,” Dalot said. last month.
“I love this club and I love playing for this club. Gradually we are in the right direction as a team.
“For me, that’s the most important part and I hope that individually I can continue to help the team as I do.”
Dalot has made 23 appearances for United this season and returned to the bench against Crystal Palace following a hamstring injury.
A £19m signing from FC Porto in 2017, Dalot’s United career looked in doubt after spending the 2020-21 season on loan at AC Milan, where he impressed.
But the 23-year-old has turned the tide and excelled under Erik ten Hag this season and says he enjoys the intensity and “messyness” of Premier League football.
He continued: “I agree that it’s probably the best league to play if you’re a player who likes excitement, if you’re a player who likes intensity, if you’re a player who likes mess.
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‘This type of busy schedule. If you have that type of mentality, I think it’s the best league to play.
“But obviously, we are not all the same. There are plenty of players who would probably prefer to play in another league.
“But, for me individually, having played in those three countries (England, Italy and Portugal), I would say that’s the league I enjoy the most because I like that intensity of schedules.
“The way the English experience this game, the way everyone talks about the Premier League. It’s like the world stops at the weekend to watch it, and I think that made me like it. this country and obviously the Premier League.
Dalot is pushing to be reinstated in the starting lineup for the midweek game against Leeds, who are without a coach after sacking Jesse Marsch on Monday.