Manchester United confirmed the signing of Portuguese right-back Diogo Dalot for £19m from Porto. The 19-year-old has been in Porto’s youth system since he was nine but claims he couldn’t say no to United.
Joining Manchester United is an unbelievable opportunity for me. I have grown up in Porto’s Academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me. But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down.
I’m excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach. I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad.
Jose Mourinho has sung the praises of his latest signing claiming the Dalot has all the attributes needed to succeed at United.
Diogo is an extremely talented young defender with all the qualities to quickly become a great player for this club. He has all the attributes that a full-back needs: physicality, tactical intelligence and technical quality, combined with a Porto Academy mentality which prepares players for the maturity they need at the professional level.
In his age group, he is the best full-back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.