Unable to make himself a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team on a regular basis at Manchester United, defender Diogo Dalot was forced to look elsewhere for regular first-team football.
The Portuguese full-back, who was bought during the Joe Mourinho era at the club, was linked with a number of sides, including Paris Saint-Germain and AS Roma, but it was the Rossoneri who secured his services, loaning the talent for the entire season.
There is no option to buy in agreement, meaning that, as things stand, Diogo will return to the north of England when the 2020-21 season comes to an end, but there have been signals AC Milan could be interested in keeping the star beyond that.
However, there is no rush to deal with this, as it is not something they will be looking to sort out next month.
Gazzetta dello Sport report that those in charge of such matters at San Siro will deal with the loans ‘in the spring’, giving AC Milan enough time to fully assess Dalot and Brahim Diaz, borrowed from Real Madrid.
Considering the club currently have four right-backs in their ranks in Diogo, Pierre Kalulu, Andrea Conti and Davide Calabria, there will need to be some great displays or surprise exits for the Italians to commit a large fee of money on the Manchester United man.
Since his arrival at San Siro, the Portugal youth international has only made two brief top-flight cameos but has started and finished all of the club’s UEL fixtures, and also started against Celtic on Thursday night.