Manchester United are not in a great position right now when it comes to player contracts and one would expect them to try to extend the deals of several of their key players in the near future. The most high profile situation is without doubt that of Paul Pogba, whose current deal is up in the summer and it is very possible that he could depart Old Trafford as a free agent. But then, there are other contract situations as well that the club need to take care of.
One player whose current deal will run out in the summer of 2023 is Diogo Dalot. The Portuguese fullback has become a key member of the Manchester United starting XI ever since the arrival of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager.
Thus, it should not come as a surprise that the Red Devils are believed to be looking to extend his current deal. But they must meet one of Dalot’s conditions.
As reported by TEAMtalk, Dalot is ready to listen and happy to sign a long-term Manchester United deal but only if he is going to be playing regularly.
Dalot will sign new Manchester United deal if he gets to play regular football
Dalot has been one of Manchester United’s better players in recent times and looks to be comfortably ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the right-back pecking order at the moment.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had stuck with Wan-Bissaka throughout, despite questions being raised about his form, Rangnick has not been afraid to make a change and it has had a positive impact on the team.
But do Manchester United see Dalot as their starting right-back for years to come? Or would they want to sign a different player for the position in the foreseeable future? It will be interesting to see.