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Manchester United: Diogo Costa’s agent working on Old Trafford move

Manchester United: Diogo Costa's agent working on Old Trafford move - Manchester United News

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a move for FC Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa, with the player’s agent already working on a transfer to Old Trafford.

The Lowdown: Costa profiled

Hailed as ‘superb’ by Portuguese football podcaster Zach Lowy, the 23-year-old appears to be at the top of his game, with a career-high €35m (£30.9m) Transfermarkt valuation.

Sponsored by Adidas, the Portugal international was first choice at the World Cup in Qatar, helping his country to reach the quarter-finals. He has made 88 first-team appearances for Porto after progressing through their academy, keeping 36 clean sheets.

The Latest: Costa lined up as De Gea replacement

The Sun relayed an update from CM Jornal regarding United and Costa. They claimed that the Red Devils are looking to replace David de Gea with the 23-year-old, who has a £66m release clause.

The report adds that the Portuguese goalkeeper’s agent Jorge Mendes is already working behind the scenes on securing a switch to Old Trafford for his client.

The Verdict: After Butland?

It seems as if the Red Devils are closing in on a loan move for Jack Butland after Martin Dubravka was recalled by Newcastle. De Gea and Tom Heaton are the only senior goalkeeping options available to Erik ten Hag, and both players are out of contract at the end of the campaign.

Therefore, it is good to see that Old Trafford officials are looking at their long-term goalkeeping ranks with a move for Costa, and it seems as if a deal in 2023 is a real possibility with Mendes already at work.

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