Despite signing Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat to bolster their midfield in the summer, Manchester United has struggled to achieve positive results this season.
Reports in the media suggest that the Red Devils are keen to further strengthen their midfield and have set their sights on Joao Neves.
According to the latest reports from O Jogo, Manchester United is pressing to sign the young talent from Benfica, who is also attracting interest from several other top clubs, including Juventus, PSG, Manchester City, and Dortmund.
It’s worth noting that Rui Costa, Benfica’s decision-maker, is reluctant to part ways with Neves, at least until 2025. Additionally, the 19-year-old sensation, who has a contract with Benfica until 2028, has expressed his desire to remain at the club.
However, if Manchester United or any other suitor is willing to meet the £103.6 million (120 million euros) release clause, the Eagles may have no choice but to let him go.
In an exclusive story covered by The Sun, Manchester United’s interest in Joao Neves was confirmed, and it’s reported that the club is prepared to provide financial backing to manager Ten Hag in both the upcoming January transfer window and next summer.
In the current campaign, Neves has already made 11 appearances in various competitions and has shown great promise in the deep-lying midfield role.
During the international break, Portugal will face Slovakia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Neves has earned his first call-up to represent the Seleccao.