Real Madrid scout Manchester United defender as Daniel Carvajal successor

Real Madrid have reportedly outlined Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot as a potential successor to Daniel Carvajal.

Carvajal, 31, has spent almost his entire youth and senior career with Los Blancos, winning five Champions Leagues, five Club World Cups, four Super Cups, three La Liga titles and much more silverware.

His performances have never faltered from the high standard set in Madrid, which is why he has been one constant in the squad, along with the likes of Luka Modric and Karim Benzema.

However, his age may now be a factor in Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to scour the market for a new fullback. It was previously reported that Real had set their sights on Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo, but with him now spending the second half of the season on loan with Bayern Munich, he may be more likely to make his move there permanent if he impresses the club until the summer.

Real could pursue Dalot amid contract uncertainty

This has forced the Real board into seeking alternatives and they have seemingly outlined Dalot as one, according to AS.

The 23-year-old has been rewarded with regular starts and game time under Erik ten Hag this season, and has impressed supporters with his quick development and form.

Ten Hag will be reluctant to oversee the departure of the Portugal international, who represented his national team at the last World Cup, and a prevailing issue at the moment is that Dalot’s contract expires in 2024.

There has been ongoing speculation confirming United’s interest to extend his current deal, but an agreement is yet to be reached.

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