Man United have their sights set on Sporting Lisbon centre-back, Goncalo Inacio.
Manchester United Football Club have been struck by defensive injury woes at the moment. Both Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have gone down with problems over the last week.
The Old Trafford club could still move on from Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, too, leaving the Reds somewhat short in a key area of the field. Hence, a new signing or two may have to be made.
Well, according to Football Insider, United have their sights set on Goncalo Inacio, who currently plies his trade for Portuguese outfit, Sporting Lisbon.
According to the report, United are showing ‘major interest’ in signing the 21-year-old defender, with Newcastle United also keen.
Inacio is viewed as one of the best young talents in Europe, attracting interest from major sides.
His agent is trying to land the player a big-money move during the summer transfer window, with a deal worth around £45m likely to be enough to get the transfer done. On top of that, Inacio is expected to leave Sporting this coming summer.
Both United and Newcastle are being pressed to move quickly to bring in the centre-half, with interest in his signature growing all across Europe.
This feels like the ideal signing at this point. United want to get younger at the centre-back position, preparing for the inevitable departure of Varane in a couple of years. Inacio is someone who can step in when needed immediately, with a view to becoming the main starter in a season or two.
The £45m price-tag seems reasonable when you consider just how talented this young man is, though getting a deal done this summer may be tough due to the massive interest.
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