Manchester United should sign this star ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona

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The latest reports have linked this star to Barcelona and Real Madrid, but Manchester United should try to lure the youngster to Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes may have filled some of the void at the heart of the Manchester United midfield, but the Portuguese still needs a partner. A player of the same ilk as himself.

Not the likes of Jesse Lingard or Andreas Pereira. Someone of the sheer quality and flair. Someone who can unlock defences and glide through the pitch with flair and elegance.

In the past United have often had deadly midfield duos. From the Busby era of Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, to Ferguson’s Giggs and Scholes.

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Now it is up to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to build the same foundations.

And what could be a better player than someone who, according to the latest reports, is being pursued by Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona?

There can be no higher praise.

Igor Gomes has the world at his feet and a big decision to make, but the Red Devils should make Gomes’ choice even more difficult.

The Brazilian talent has the potential to be the perfect partner for Bruno Fernandes. With Juan Mata not getting any younger, Igor Gomes could be his perfect replacement in the United squad.

Not many will be familiar with the Brazilian’s name.

Perhaps the best and somewhat hyperbolic description of his talents could be summarised as a mixture of Kaka and Kevin de Bruyne.

United have often lacked a player with flair and elegance in the midfield. Other managers since Sir Alex Ferguson have preferred robust and energetic midfielders, player with strength and power.

But in today’s age, especially to succeed on the continental and European front, the Red Devils will need some extra guile.

Igor Gomes’ stats might not be breathtaking, but when you watch him play, his performances on the pitch are.

Gomes is able to breeze past players with ease. He can breakdown rigid defences and set up counter attacks.

Due to his relatively unknown status in world football, he would be available for much cheaper than others who have been linked with the Red Devils such as Jack Grealish, James Maddison or Todd Cantwell.

So, United shouldn’t hesitate, they should try to poach Igor Gomes from the grasps of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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