Erik ten Hag doesnt have to worry about Diogo Dalot leaving transfer-free this summer. The upbeat Portuguese has a clause in his contract, allowing Manchester United to decide single-handedly whether to extend its contract until 2024. This is reported by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
For example, he would not be able to leave until 2024 should Dalot actually want to. Activating the clause would be an emergency solution to retain the fullback, as the club would prefer to renew by mutual consent. Dalot is a fixture under Ten Hag and has made a big impression as a full-back so far this season.
Dalot has been a Manchester United player since 2018. The English team took him over from FC Porto, the club where he played since his childhood. As a right-back, he was never able to conquer a real base spot, which is why he was rented out to AC Milan for one year in 2020. Ten Hag, however, seems to have found a certain fire in the Portuguese, as he seems to have definitely won the competition over the expensive purchase Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The 23-year-old Dalot played six international matches for home country Portugal, scoring two goals.
Been told Diogo Dalot contract with Manchester United also includes an option [club side] to extend current deal until June 2024 🚨🇵🇹 #MUFCDalot, always been top professional – now performing at great level. 🔴 New contract, proposals rejected and more: https://t.co/rtIkIX0YPR pic.twitter.com/H5on6Tu1aQ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 26, 2022