Manchester United are thought to be preparing an offer to sign Sporting CP defender Goncalo Inacio.
The Lowdown: Inacio links
Reports earlier this month linked the Red Devils with a summer swoop for Inacio. The 20-year-old Portuguese starlet, primarily a centre-back who can also turn out at left-back, has been tracked by United chiefs for ‘some time’, with their interest now ‘real’ ahead of an Old Trafford rebuild under Erik ten Hag.
The Latest: Offer ‘imminent’
Developments could happen ‘very soon’, with the report adding that United may decide to offer €40m with €5m in performance-based add-ons.
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The Verdict: Smart move?
Only five Premier League sides have conceded more goals than United this season, which goes to show that a defensive overhaul is needed ahead of Ten Hag’s first season on charge.
He’s also comfortable on the ball, with a passing completion rate of 91% in the current Portuguese top-flight campaign, while he also ranks high for Sporting when it comes to clearances made and dribbled past the least per 90. [WhoScored]
You’d like to think the club could raise funds needed for a move by moving on one or two this summer, and it looks as if they will make their offer soon.
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