Our resident Manchester United fans here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are in a somewhat downbeat mood after the club were beaten 1-0 by West Brom on Sunday, though, the news in the Daily Star has perked them up considerably!
The publication claims (citing the Daily Mail) that United are locked in talks with Benfica ace Renato Sanches, as the Red Devils sent scouts to watch the impressive 18-year-old once again on Saturday.
As our landlord quips, the 5ft 8 midfielder is one of Europe’s hottest properties and it seems like it is going to take a mammoth bid to lure him away from Portugal.
Louis van Gaal’s side have been far from impressive in the 2015/16 campaign, and it seems that the Dutchman wants to rejuvenate the club by making a major move for the talented attacking midfielder from Benfica.
A large group of United fans over by the pool table feel that £46 million is an extortionate amount of money to fork out on a player, but admit that if he is starting week in week out for Benfica at the age of 18, he must be half decent!
Man United fans…. What do you make of this news? Would you like to see Sanches at Old Trafford? Let us know your thoughts and opinions below!