Manchester United star linked with surprise Real Madrid move

Right-back is an area that Manchester United might need to strengthen in over the course of the summer transfer window. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has not had much competition for the starting spot for a while now.

One player already at the club is Diogo Dalot. The Portuguese full-back spent the previous season on loan at AC Milan, where he enjoyed a good campaign. As a result, he has continued to be linked with an Old Trafford exit this summer.

Perhaps surprisingly, one club that Dalot has been linked with recently is Real Madrid. As reported by AS (via Daily Mail), Carlo Ancelotti recommended Dalot when he was in charge of Everton and is now considering bringing him to the Santiago Bernabeu.

It looks like Ancelotti has told Real Madrid to keep an eye on Dalot. Now, it remains to be seen whether the Spanish giants end up making a move for the Portuguese international.

Could Dalot be set to leave Manchester United this summer?

The Red Devils have recently been linked with a move for Kieran Trippier. And if they can get a deal over the line for the Atletico Madrid star, they could very possibly be open to letting Dalot leave this summer.

As a result, a move to Real Madrid might be on the cards if Ancelotti’s side do decide to make a move.

Dalot had a promising campaign at AC Milan in the 2020/21 season. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he made 33 appearances for the Italian giants, scoring twice and assisting thrice.

There is certainly a lot of potential in the Portuguese full-back, who is capable of playing down both flanks and it is not hard to see why clubs like Real Madrid are being linked with him. But if the Red Devils fail to sign Trippier this summer, could Dalot get his chance at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?