Journalist Fabrizio Romano has not shut the door on the idea that Diogo Dalot could make his loan move to AC Milan a permanent one.
The Rossoneri secured Dalot as their final signing of the summer late in the window, as the Portuguese full-back arrived on a season-long dry loan deal from United.
Dalot amassed a gorgeous assist and his first goal for the club in the 3-0 win over Sparta Praha, and there have been suggestions about his loan being made permanent, while his comments before last night’s game certainly do not extinguish the possibility.
Romano reported earlier in the month that Milan are convinced that they have made a great coup in Dalot, who got up to speed and ready to play in quick time, but that United had no intention of letting him go permanent.
He then tweeted again after the game, explaining that the Premier League side are convinced that he will become a top full-back, hence why they did not want to include any option whereby they lose control of him. However, he then sent a number of follow-up tweets in the replies to those who asked questions.
In one tweet, Romano said: “It was just a clarification, Milan’s coup is even more important for me because United had refused any loan for 3 months … and in June Milan, if they do well, will undoubtedly try to keep him.”
In another tweet, he added: “It is only to congratulate those who have taken this fantastic full-back, in my opinion really strong as I have said for months. Milan wanted an option to buy, United refused because they want him for the future. Then it is clear that it will be evaluated in June. But he is a top signing.”
And in another, Romano said: “Roma and even before Everton wanted Dalot … it was absolutely not easy. Massara wanted him most of all. Diogo is very happy in Milan. I would say that there are conditions for great things.”