According to reports, Manchester United is getting ready to start its pursuit of Benfica sensation Joao Neves.With his 19 years of age, the holding midfielder has established himself as one of the rising talents in European football.
During the current season, Neves has participated in a total of 27 matches, six of which have been played in the Champions League. He has been rumored to be a candidate for a high-profile transfer in the near future.
Neves is under contract with Benfica until the year 2028, and his deal includes a release clause that is worth €120 million (£103 million).
United is said to have chosen the Benfica prospect as a top target, despite the substantial sums of money that are involved in the transaction.
According to The Mirror, Manchester United are planning to “initiate talks” over a potential transfer for Neves, with the intention of bringing the player in during the summer.
It has been stated that the Portugal international is considered a “priority investment” as a result of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s acquisition of a 25 percent ownership in the club and subsequent assumption of authority over the football operations.
United will soon “start the groundwork” regarding a move for the defensive midfielder, according to The Mirror, in an effort to ward off any competition for Neves’ signature.
This is part of United’s strategy to fight off any competition. Considering that Casemiro is getting close to his 32nd birthday and that Sofyan Amrabat is expected to be a loan signing, this is a position on the team that may require more reinforcements.
Roger Schmidt, the manager of Benfica, has stated unequivocally that none of his key players will be moving during the transfer window that will take place in January.
Nevertheless, Bruno Fernandes, the captain of United, has already stated that he would be overjoyed if Neves were to join with the club.”He is of the highest caliber, and I would be thrilled to have him at United!” The statement was made by Fernandes to Sport TV.
However, João is the one who makes the decision. However, it is dependent on the manager’s ideas whether or not he is a fantastic player! He is going to have a fantastic future, whether it be with United or somewhere else.MEN: Sport reported in September that United will be looking to make significant acquisitions in four different areas during the upcoming summer.
In spite of the fact that Amrabat and Mason Mount were just recently acquired, it is anticipated that one of those positions will be that of center midfield.