Manchester United

Contract rebel a shock £19m target for Mourinho at Man United

Carrillo

The Manchester United supporting punters in the Transfer Tavern have watched with wide eyed wonderment over the past few days as sensational developments continue to unfold at Old Trafford. 

As Jose Mourinho gears up to arrive at the Theatre of Dreams, the Red Devils continue to be linked with blockbuster moves for the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Karim Benzema.

However, according to Portuguese outlet A Bola, the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ is aiming to make his first deal a tad more understated.

Though just as complicated.

They claim that the Red Devils are ready to splash €25m (around £19m) on Sporting Lisbon winger Andre Carrillo, as soon as he joins rivals Benfica on a free.

A Peruvian international, the 24-year old midfielder has been in a bitter contract feud with Sporting and has not appeared since September.

He penned a pre-contract with arch rivals Benfica earlier this year, though the Manchester giants are thought to be ready to splash £19m on making it a quick-fire move to the Theatre of Dreams.

Will Mourinho beat Guardiola to the league title in his first season at Old Trafford? 


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