Manchester United loanee might not return to Old Trafford

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Every season, Manchester United send out a number of players on loan in hopes that they can develop their skills away from Old Trafford and return as better players who can contribute to the first-team.

In recent years though, we have seen that loans are often used by the club taking the player to see whether they can fit in at their club. And permanent deals are struck when the loan spell comes to an end.

That might end up being the case with Diogo Dalot, who is currently on loan at AC Milan. The Portuguese full-back joined the Red Devils back in 2018 but has never quite managed to establish himself as a starter.

The 21-year-old seems to be having a more successful time in Italy though and could end up making his stay permanent. As reported by Il Milanista (via Sport Witness), the club are trying to strike a deal with Manchester United for the defender and the report states that a €17 million move ‘has been discussed’.

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Should Manchester United let Diogo Dalot leave?

The Portuguese full-back has made 16 appearances for AC Milan this season. And while he has been the designated starter in the Europa League, he still finds himself on the bench in the Seria A.

Even then, he has racked up 1156 minutes of action already this season and it is more than twice of what he managed for the Red Devils last season. He also has 3 goal contributions to his name, all of which have come in Europe.

Right-back is a position that United do lack some depth in though, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka being the undisputed starter but not too many options behind him. As a result, the club might look to keep hold of Dalot if he does finish the season strongly with AC Milan.

His contract at Old Trafford runs till 2023 and as a result, they might be tempted to let him leave at the end of this season though if there are no long-term plans for the full-back.