Manchester United have made a £30.6million offer to sign Nelson Semedo, according to Mundo Deportivo, translated by the Daily Express. This comes just a week after the Red Devils completed a move for Semedo’s SL Benfica teammate, Victor Lindelof.
The 23-year-old is predominantly a right-back who has spent the last five years of his career playing for Benfica, but he only emerged on the first-team season over the last couple of years.
Last season was the one where Semedo really began to make a name for himself, and now, it seems as though Jose Mourinho wants to bring his countryman to Old Trafford – as he looks to bolster his squad due to our participation in the Champions League.
United are hopeful that Benfica will accept the offer that is currently on the table, although there is plenty of interest from other clubs, including Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Heck, this list of clubs alone tells you just how good Semedo is.
My main concern would be the fact that Antonio Valencia is one of the best in the business and it’d probably be quite tough for Semedo to replace him in the starting line-up.
Personally, I’d much prefer to see us chasing a left-back rather than a right-back, purely because we don’t really have anyone who has locked that spot in the team down.