AC Milan have completed the signing of Diogo Dalot on loan from Manchester United.
The 21-year-old full-back joined the Red Devils from Porto in 2018 in a deal worth £19 million ($24m) but he has been unable to seal a regular place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, making 35 appearances and scoring just one goal in all competitions.
Hailed by then-United boss Jose Mourinho as “the best full-back in Europe” in his age group after completing the move to England, the Portugal Under 21 international struggled to get going at Old Trafford but reiterated his desire to succeed at the club in June.
“I’m going to push hard and make sure that I deserve to play here. That’s why I signed to come here,” he said. “I want to be the best right-back that I can be at Manchester United.”
He added: “I think I have the ability to play at right-back at this club and I need to show that.”
He travelled to Italy on Saturday to undergo a medical in Milan before putting ink to a temporary deal.
The Rossoneri have had a busy transfer window, with Ante Rebic, Simon Kjaer and Alexis Saelemaekers all joining in permanent deals after spending last season on loan at the Serie A side. Meanwhile, Sandro Tonali and Brahim Diaz joined for the 2020-21 campaign from Brescia and Real Madrid, respectively.
Milan, who finished sixth in the Italian top flight last season, have won both of the Serie A matches they have played this season and are in action against Spezia on Sunday.
After the international week, Stefano Pioli’s team will return to league duty with a derby clash with city rivals Inter on October 17.