According to O Jogo, Manchester United have made an offer to FC Porto for midfielder Afonso Sousa and could agree a deal for the youngster whose contract has just 12 months remaining on his existing contract.
Sousa could leave on a free transfer next season if Porto can’t tie him up to an extension, so the Portuguese outfit are considering cashing in early while he still has value.
The 18-year-old is currently playing in the u19s and has racked up five appearances. He’s made two appearances for Portugal’s u18 side. United manager Jose Mourinho is looking to the future with this signing, as Sousa is unlikely to make the first-team next season if he signed this summer.
The Red Devils have signed Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and renewed Marouane Fellaini’s contract, so they aren’t in need of any more midfield additions.
United have Fred, Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay to choose from the midfield, so Sousa has stiff competition for a starting place but fantastic mentors to learn from.
The Manchester giants pride themselves on being a club with a clear pathway from youth football to the first-team and Sousa may be the latest to benefit.