Manchester United signs Dalot from Porto

Manchester United has signed 19-year-old Portugal Under-21 international Diogo Dalot.

Diogo Dalot made his competitive debut for Porto in the 2017-18 season   -  Twitter @FCPorto

Manchester United has signed full-back Diogo Dalot from Portuguese champion Porto.

Dalot only made his first-team debut in February but the 19-year-old has moved to Manchester on a five-year deal, with an option for a further year, after Premier League runner-up United activated his release clause.

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With out-of-favour Italian Matteo Darmian expected to leave Old Trafford and manager Jose Mourinho desperate to provide veteran right-back Antonio Valencia with more competition, United has turned to the Portugal Under-21 international.

Dalot made seven appearances in all competitions in 2017-18 as Porto won the Primeira Liga crown for the first time since 2012-13 and reached the Champions League's last 16.

A Porto youth product, Dalot played in six matches of Sergio Conceicao's triumphant domestic campaign, which ended Benfica's run of four successive league crowns.

Dalot also played at left-back in Porto's goalless draw in the second leg of its Champions League tie with Liverpool, which won 5-0 on aggregate in March.

The news comes a day after United announced it had reached an agreement to sign Brazil international Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.