Manchester United sign Diogo Dalot from Porto on five-year deal

Manchester United have completed the signing of defender Diogo Dalot from Porto.

The 19-year-old, who was understood to have a €20m (£17.4m) release clause in his contract at the Estadio Dragao, underwent a medical with Manchester United on Tuesday.

Dalot has signed a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year, and becomes Jose Mourinho’s second signing of the summer after Brazilian midfielder Fred joined for a fee in excess of £50m.

“In his age group, he is the best full-back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United.”

Dalot said: “Joining Manchester United is an unbelievable opportunity for me. I have grown up in Porto’s academy and I am so thankful for everything they have done for me. But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down.

“I’m excited about working with Jose Mourinho and learning everything I can from such a successful coach. I am looking forward to playing alongside the fantastic players in the squad.”