Manchester United is setting their sights on FC Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa as they look to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season. The 23-year-old shot-stopper is expected to make a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United expressing a willingness to activate his release clause, which stands at a staggering €75 million following his recent contract renewal.
Diogo Costa, represented by the influential Jorge Mendes, has long been on Manchester United’s radar. The club already boasts Portuguese talents such as Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes, and the prospect of having them alongside Costa in both club and national team colors excites the fans for the 2023/2024 campaign.
Having just concluded his second season as Porto’s first-choice goalkeeper, Diogo Costa achieved a remarkable feat by keeping 16 clean sheets, surpassing his previous record set in the 2021/2022 season. Despite this accomplishment, he was unable to guide FC Porto to the league’s best defensive record, a title claimed by Benfica this season.
Diogo Costa bid farewell to Porto in their recent game against V. Guimarães, displaying a solemn and dejected expression as the match concluded. It was a poignant moment as supporters, particularly the passionate Super Dragons, applauded the team’s relentless effort throughout the championship.
Manchester United keen to sign Diogo Costa
According to Portuguese publication A Bola, Manchester United is poised to activate Diogo Costa’s release clause during the summer transfer window. The talented Portuguese international is seen as a potential long-term successor to David de Gea, whose future at the club remains uncertain.
The acquisition of Diogo Costa would bolster Manchester United’s goalkeeping department, providing competition and depth to the squad. With his impressive performances for FC Porto and the Portuguese national team, Costa has showcased his potential and earned the attention of top clubs across Europe.
As the summer transfer window approaches, all eyes will be on Old Trafford to see if Manchester United can secure the signing of Diogo Costa, further solidifying their squad ahead of the upcoming season.