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Real Madrid join Barcelona in race to sign Man Utd defender

According to The Mirror, Real Madrid has joined Barcelona in the competition to capture Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot.

Under manager Erik ten Hag, Dalot has become one of the Red Devils’ standout players this season and has seized control of the right-back position.

His performances have already piqued Barcelona’s interest in recent weeks, and it is now being asserted that Los Blancos have joined the chase.

The defending European champions have been interested in Joao Cancelo of Manchester City, but they now realize that a deal is unlikely because of City’s refusal to part ways with Cancelo.

They are now focused on Dalot, who has not yet renewed his contract at Old Trafford.

His current contract expires at the conclusion of this year, but United has the option to extend it by another year.

If the Red Devils decide to sell him, Madrid thinks he could be had for £35 million.

Madrid and Barcelona are interested, therefore Man Utd must complete the new Dalot agreement.

In United’s 15 games so far this season, Dalot has started each game and contributed with two assists. Ten Hag clearly prefers him to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who only had four minutes of action before suffering an injury.

Dalot has lately been referred to by Goal as a “undroppable” player, and at the moment, this is undoubtedly the case. United must now move more quickly to sign him to a new, long-term contract.

Dalot, who now makes one of the lowest weekly salaries at the club of just £25,000, might be in line for a six-figure income should his contract be renewed. To decide on his future, United must move quickly.

The Portuguese player is rumored to be focused on extending his tenure at Old Trafford, but he can have his mind changed by the prominent attention from Barcelona and Madrid.

In addition to Dalot, United has a number of important players with same contract situations, such as Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, Fred, David de Gea, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ten Hag is said to have requested the hierarchy to put a hold on renewals until after the World Cup.

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