Manchester United are reportedly keen on a summer deal for Club Atletico Colon star Facundo Farias.
The Lowdown: Farias profiled
Farias is just 19 years of age and is primarily an attacking midfielder who can also play on the wing.
He is under contract until 2025 after penning an extension earlier this year, but it looks as if a move to Europe and possibly Old Trafford could be on the cards.
The Latest: United links
Sports Witness relayed an update from AS regarding Farias, labelled as a ‘rough diamond’ in the report. They claim that United have shown the ‘most interest’ from England, while elsewhere on the continent PSG and Roma are also name-checked.
Farias is now likely to ‘pack his bags’ and make a move to Europe, with England, and therefore Old Trafford, an ‘appetising destination’.
The Red Devils are also extensively linked with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, so it looks like we now know Erik Ten Hag’s first priority position in the market.
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The Verdict: One for the future…
It looks set to be an extremely busy summer when it comes to incomings and outgoings ahead of ten Hag’s first season in charge.
Midfield appears to be an area that needs numbers, with reports suggesting there is a 95% possibility of de Jong signing for the Red Devils.
He’d strengthen the club’s central midfield ranks, whereas a move for Farias would bolster the club’s attacking midfield ranks, with Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata out of contract this summer.
Farias could then learn first hand from Bruno Fernandes and is also able to turn out on the wing when required, and with a number of top European sides keen, United could land a future star in Farias while adding immediate depth in various attacking positions.
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