Regardless of showing to be focusing all their consideration on signing Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona, Manchester United are virtually sure to want multiple new participant this summer season.
The Pink Devils, led by new supervisor Erik ten Hag, have misplaced 4 senior midfielders – Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata – all of whom opted towards renewing their contracts.
Now with a significant void to fill, even when the 20-time league winners do full a deal for De Jong, they’re nonetheless going to be in need of real high quality in midfield.
Nonetheless, hope might be provided to the United trustworthy after a number of stories from the Portuguese media declare the Pink Devils have just lately held talks with super-agent Jorge Mendes over a attainable transfer for Porto midfielder Vitinha.
In line with a latest report from Record, the 22-year-old, who has a minimal launch clause of simply £34m (€40m) is destined for a transfer to England’s top-flight this summer season.
Fellow publication O’Jogo (by way of Sports Witness) develop on the hypothesis, reporting that Mendes had a gathering with Man United chiefs final week.
A part of their written report mentioned: “The 22-year-old midfielder’s title has been talked about in conferences that Jorge Mendes frequently holds with probably the most rich leagues – final week he met with Manchester United and Barcelona, ??for instance.”
Apparently, though able to enjoying within the centre, the younger Portugual worldwide has put in his greatest performances when tasked with being a defensive midfielder and that’s more likely to have caught United’s consideration.
Having spent his complete profession on Porto’s books after signing as much as their youth academy all the way in which again in 2011, Vitinha, who has two years left on his deal, has gone on to characteristic in 59 senior matches, in all competitions, immediately contributing to 10 objectives alongside the way in which.