Manchester United want to sign the Sporting Lisbon youngster in the upcoming transfer window, although the deal is becoming complicated.
Manchester United have been eyeing Sporting Lisbon youngster, Nuno Mendes for a long time now and it seems like the deal could be much more complicated than earlier expected.
According to Sport Witness, Sporting Lisbon are willing to hold on to their defender and will not be involved in any kind of transfer business as of now. The club have already renewed the Portuguese’s contract and the left-back is tied down to them till 2025.
The 18-year old prodigy has already appeared in 10 games this season and appears to be a bright prospect. Many clubs have already lined up for the left-back with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool also in the race to get their hands on the Portuguese youngster.
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Although United might have an upper hand in the case of Mendes as he is also represented by Miguel Phino, who has already masterminded the transfer of Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford and it might just be possible for the Red Devils to pull some strings and get a deal done ahead of the competition.
Now it might feel like United will be making the wrong move in signing another left-back, when they already have Luke Shaw and summer signing Alex Telles. But if they do manage to sign Mendes, he will certainly be one for the future and won’t be expected to make an immediate impact in the first-team.
His signing will also go with some of the recent deals that the club have made, bringing in some of the most talented youngsters from all over the world. It is pretty clear that they are dedicated to making their youth setup as strong as possible and are hoping that it will reap rewards in a few years time.