Manchester United was contemplating buying a backup right-back this summer. Keiran Trippier was a genuine target of the red devils, but they didn’t proceed with the deal. Loaned out right-back Diogo Dalot was considered good enough by the United management. The Portuguese youngster was signed by former manager Jose Mourinho back in 2018 but his Old Trafford career hasn’t gone according to plan. Although he did enjoy a good loan spell in Ac Milan. He has age on his side as he can improve a lot. Diogo Dalot’s net worth has risen quite high since his move to England. Let’s take a look at his numbers.
Early Life and development:
Born in 1999 in Portugal, Braga, Diogo Dalot’s love affair with football started way back in 2008. He joined Porto’s youth system in 2008, aged nine. Porto is a brilliant club for nurturing young talents and Dalot had made the most of it. After coming through the ranks in the academy he made it to the B team in 2017. In the following season, he also made his first start for the first team. The next season was vital for the youngster. United manager Jose Mourinho took an interest in him and that turned the fortunes for him.
Life in Manchester:
Manchester United signed the right-back in 2018 on a five-year contract for a fee of £19 million. It was a life-changing moment for the youngster. Life changed overnight for him. The lavish lifestyle in Manchester and to play in front of a full-packed Old Trafford is any youngster’s dream. However, his first spell at United didn’t turn out as he planned. His lack of game-time was the reason for his loan move to AC Milan. In Serie A, Diogo Dalot enjoyed a decent spell. This summer his loan spell ended and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to make him the backup right-back. He didn’t get another new contract at the club as of yet but his old contract saw him earn an annual average salary of £1,300,000. He has a market value of €10 million according to trasnfermarkt. His brand endorsements and salary at United make his net worth almost €3 million.
He has made a decent start in the new season in the absence of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and impressed Solskajer. However, he needs a lot of improvements in order to turn his Manchester United career around.