Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are reaching across the bar to our expensive spirits, as they look to celebrate the capture of a quality signing.
Portuguese outfit Record suggest Manchester United have reached a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Benfica regarding the services of highly-rated Renato Sanches, who will join the Red Devils this summer and reject a host of Europe’s top sides in the process.
The 18-year-old first emerged as a target for Manchester United during the January transfer window, though a deal could not be completed, but Benfica are ready to approve a sale this summer and expect to receive a higher fee than the £31m they secured for Axel Witsel in 2012.
Despite Louis Van Gaal’s future at Old Trafford remaining shrouded in doubt, United are pushing ahead with what they believe is key business and the highly-rated teenager should fit into any new side the Red Devils assemble.
Our landlord is concerned that the potential arrival of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford could be detrimental to the development of Renato Sanches, as he feels the former Chelsea boss has a woeful record with young players.
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