Huge blow in Manchester United’s pursuit of Brazilian sensation

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Manchester United are on the cusp of missing out on one of their most sought-after transfer targets ahead of the summer transfer window.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be interested in making the upcoming summer transfer window the most memorable one in the club’s recent history as the Norweigan seems desperate to succeed at Old Trafford.

Since Solskjaer’s arrival, the club has signed five players – Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, and Odion Ighalo – over the course of a summer transfer and a winter transfer window.

Ighalo, whose loan deal with United is set to expire on May 31, might leave the Old Trafford outfit as there is no sign of optimism surrounding Ighalo’s contract renewal talks at the club.

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Should Ighalo leave, Manchester United would definitely miss a back-up striker.

And after a tumultuous 2019-20 campaign which saw how bad a team could struggle when the half-of-the-squad remained sidelined with injuries, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his management would not likely to take the calculated risk once again next term.

Manchester United have reportedly made Benfica‘s star striker Carlos Vinicius a serious target for the upcoming summer transfer window.

Besides Manchester United, Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers have kept an eye on the 25-year-old poacher. A few reports also suggest that Wolves’ boss Nuno Espirito Santo is a huge admirer of the Brazilian.

However, Benfica’s recent demand has practically splashed cold water on Vinicius’ suitors’ intentions of luring him in the summer.

As per the newly emerged reports in Portugal via Mirror Sport, Benfica are reluctant to sell one of their star men this summer, confirming whoever wants to secure the Brazilian’s services must trigger his release clause of €100million (£88m).

Amidst the global pandemic, the clubs are set to lose a hefty amount of money, resulting in the upcoming summer transfer window could be the most silent market in football’s recent past.

Meanwhile, spending €100million on a Brazilian, who has never played in the Premier League, could be nothing but an act of lunacy.

While there is no room to ignore that Vinicius has been a lethal option in Benfica’s frontline as he has amassed 15 goals and 7 assist from 22 Liga NOS appearances this term, triggering a release clause of €100million would be very unlikely following the current crisis.

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