Borussia Dortmund is looking to bring in Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot before the end of the transfer window. The Germans have made a bid for a loan move for the 22-year-old, as per reports from The Athletic.
Dalot was impressive in the pre-season for the Red Devils. However, with Aaron Wan Bissaka in the team, it is hard for the Portuguese to get into the starting eleven. Dortmund on the other hand is looking to add numbers to their defence and is currently looking at a loan with the option to buy for the player.
According to the report, the bid from Dortmund has reignited United’s pursuit of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid. The demands from the La Liga champions were too high and was a reason for the move to be stalled. But with Dortmund bid for Dalot, there is now a chance to go for Trippier.
DALOT NOT THE WISEST MOVE FOR DORTMUND
Dortmund had a mixed opening to their new season. They have been relatively silent in the transfer market with the only major arrivals being Donyell Malen and Gregor Kobel. The club is particularly shaky in defence increasing the need for reinforcement.
Though defence is an issue, the full-back positions are not the major concerns. Though Mateu Morey is out for the entirety of the season, there is still Thomas Meunier and Felix Passlack in the right-back role. This beg the question of why to spend on another right-back.
Dalot is a good talent and has been hampered by a lack of regular playing time. He was able to find minutes with AC Milan last season, where he spent his time on loan. AC Milan are also interested to bring him back to Italy, and there are rumours of Bayern Munich monitoring him.
Even for Manchester United, selling Dalot this late in the window can be an issue. Both Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe are sent on loans to other Premier League clubs. Any injury to Luke Shaw or Aaron Wan-Bissaka will stretch the squad for options. Unless they can sign Trippier in the next week, selling Dalot will be a bad move for the Premier League giants.
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