Manchester United hope to conclude Diogo Dolat transfer soon: report

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United are reportedly hoping to conclude a deal for Diogo Dolat soon as they race to finalise transfers before the World Cup begins.

The Porto man emerged as a surprise candidate for Jose Mourinho with no real media outlets anticipating him as a target.

United managed to keep the transfer under wraps for a long period of time with news only emerging recently when the final details are being ironed out.

Dolat is expected to be Antonio Valencia‘s heir and Matteo Darmian‘s replacement as he’s set to depart to Juventus.

The Italian has failed to make a real impact at Old Trafford and will look to move on to revive his career elsewhere.

According to Goal, the Red Devils have met Diogo’s release clause and hope to have the deal concluded before the week is over.

The deal is the ideal signing given how Valencia doesn’t need a direct replacement and instead someone young who can keep him on his toes.

The Ecuadorian is not finished at Manchester United just yet but his age suggests he’ll be on the decline soon enough.

Darmian simply never truly challenged Antonio for the right-back spot but Diogo Dolat can certainly do so.

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