Whenever a player from Sporting Lisbon is linked with Manchester United, tales of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo erupt in the Transfer Tavern.
That’s no different this evening following reports in the Sun that the Red Devils have been handed a boost in their bid to land Portuguese winger Joao Mario.
The winger is thought to have come across the club’s radar only recently after a breakthrough in the Portuguese capital and has been the subject of a scouting mission.
Scoring six goals and recording a further 10 assists have reportedly attract the glances of decision makers at Old Trafford.
Now, the 23-year old has revealed he is open to the prospect of a move to England.
‘The league I like the most and I’ve always liked the most in the English league’, stated the Portugal international.
‘It’s the league I like the most but that doesn’t mean I think about that one alone.’
Is a winger really what United need? Do they have deeper problems?