Manchester United’s transfer business is firmly in the hands of Edward Woodward at the moment, with the executive vice chairman tasked with acquiring new players. As you’d imagine, several rumours are flying about on a daily basis and today, we’ve another vital update for you.
It comes from Goal, and they say that Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira is expected to arrive in Manchester today, to speed up talks about the possibility of both Victor Lindelof and Nelson Semedo signing for Manchester United.
Back in the January window, the Red Devils were linked with a mid-season swoop to sign Victor Lindelof, but no deal ever came to fruition – most likely due to the excellent form of Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo at that time.
Since then, the Swede has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with SL Benfica, which suggests to me that if United were to make a move, it’d probably cost them much more now. However, you can understand why Jose Mourinho would renew interest in the
However, you can understand why Jose Mourinho would renew interest in the centre-back because Rojo’s cruciate injury will almost certainly rule him out of the start of the season. On top of that, both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have hardly been inspiring…
Then you have Semedo. The 23-year-old is an excellent right-back, but this deal baffles me as Antonio Valencia has only just put pen to paper on a new contract. If it were me, I’d be prioritising a left-back at this point in time so I’m not too sure what Mourinho’s intentions are.