Manchester United have completed their second signing in little under 24 hours after reaching agreement with Diogo Dalot.
Dalot passed his medical at United’s AON Training Complex today and agreed personal terms on a deal. United reached a breakthrough with Porto for the transfer over the weekend, with the fee set to be slightly higher than the defender’s buyout clause of £17m.
The medical was a formality though the player did suffer from a minor injury towards the end of the season.
Dalot – who can play down either side, but is primarily tipped to succeed Antonio Valencia on the right – was linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona but was said to be keen to join up with compatriot Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. The player agreed to join around an hour before the club’s official announcement that Fred had signed for the club, following from our story earlier in the day confirming that the deal had been completed ahead of the midfielder’s return to the Brazilian fold.
It takes United’s spending to around £70m in a day – it is expected that the club will make another announcement imminently, though they may wait until tomorrow to do so following the announcement of the Fred deal.