Manchester United fans are an optimistic bunch in the Transfer Tavern today, as they’ve stopped their game of darts to inform us that this transfer could see them become a powerhouse in English football once again.
Portuguese media outlet Record state Manchester United have opened talks with Benfica for the services of highly-rated Renato Sanches, with discussions underway to complete a signing that could surpass the fee United paid for Anthony Martial last summer.
Martial’s shock transfer from Monaco to United last summer saw the Red Devils set a record for the highest fee ever paid for a teenage football and they look on-course to smash that record once again this summer.
18-year-old Renato Sanches is regarded as one of European football’s finest prospects and he has a mammoth release clause of £62.5m to thwart interest. Whilst it’s unlikely United will have to match that figure, any deal is set to be for a staggering price.
Our landlord believes United are taking a massive risk with this transfer but he appreciates the unbelievable talent that Sanches possesses and he hopes he can fulfil his potential in English football.
United fans, is this the sort of signing you need or should you be looking elsewhere? Let us know in the comments below!