Barcelona will have a strict watch on Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

As revealed by Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will be tracking Diogo Dalot at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Blaugrana will asses his situation before making the move for the Manchester United defender.

Dalot has emerged as a priority target for the Catalan giants despite having signed Hector Bellerin in the summer. Bellerin does not seem to be regarded highly by Xavi Hernandez, who has mostly even used Alejandro Balde on the right side of the defence.

Dalot has been an ever-present in Erik ten Hag’s setup, and the Manchester United manager has been impressed by his work rate this season. The Portuguese international has blossomed in the newly introduced possessional system, and it is suggested the club is working on a new deal for the player.

Dalot’s current contract is set to expire next summer, although there is a one-year extension clause. But Manchester United do not want to risk it and will offer him a more extended stay at the club.

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Dalot’s importance was felt during his season-long loan spell at AC Milan, where the Portuguese defender proved his worth time and time again. Fitness problems were an issue for him in the past, but he has mostly managed to stay fit since his emergence in this campaign.

Barcelona’s recruitment team will use the World Cup stage to scout possible future members of the team. Manchester United’s full-backs lack the attacking impetus mostly, as Aaron Wan-Bissaka has not really contributed much when it comes to helping the team offensively.

Dalot has shown signs of brilliance, but he needs to solidify his defensive aspects. Barcelona have monitored the Manchester United defender on a number of occasions and deemed him fit as the right kind of profile. Meanwhile, the Blaugrana will also keep tabs on Manchester City duo Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan at the World Cup.

The 23-year-old is content with his current situation and will be eager to continue his development at Old Trafford. Barcelona need to try hard to convince the player to switch allegiance. The Catalan giants had a pretty big summer, but they will have more incomings next year as they are going through a tough transition phase.

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