MN: Man Utd loanee the latest gamble by Maldini but Milan believe it will pay off

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan firmly believe that they can get the best out of Manchester United loanee Diogo Dalot over the coming months.

As MilanNews reports, Dalot arrived almost quietly in the last days of the transfer market on a dry loan and the player is looking forward to the potential of relaunching himself after a difficult spell in England.

José Mourinho was the manager who asked United to sign the then-19-year-old Dalot and the Red Devils invested €22million to sign him from Porto, but the arrival of Aaron Wan Bissaka in a €55m deal from Crystal Palace – and that of Solskjaer as manager – has seen Dalot drop down the pecking order.

In the end it was just a simple loan with no option that saw the Portuguese youngster arrive, but in his unveiling today he stated: “When I signed for Milan, I had great motivations. I only think about Milan now, my head is 100% in Milan and I hope to do great things, achieving all our goals. As soon as I heard that Milan were interested in me, I was very happy. I am satisfied with having chosen Milan.”

He also admitted that there were several teams interested in him, but he chose the San Siro as his destination and takes pride in having done so, perhaps because of the revival that Stefano Pioli is leading the team on.

Maldini and Massara have shown that they are willing to gamble on highly talented players who are not getting good game time,  and the whole Milan management believe and hope that Dalot can be yet another bet won.

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