Man United consider move to sign player with £35.8million clause – Face competition

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Manchester United are linked with several central defenders and the latest name in the lime light is that of David Carmo.

The Red Devils have conceded goals on regular basis in the current campaign and Solskjaer should sort things at the back by improving the department in the winter transfer window.

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According to The Athletic, Man United consider making a move to sign Carmo from Braga but they face heavy competition.

David Ornstein has mentioned that no fewer than 10 clubs are interested in hiring the services of the 21-year-old central defender, a number of them are Premier League clubs, including one of United’s top six rivals.

The young Portuguese starlet’s current contract with Braga will expire in 2025. In the summer, he had a release clause of 20 million euros but The Athletic claim that he signed his new deal last week and it includes a clause of 40 million euros (£35.8million).

This term, so far, the Aveiro born defender has featured in 8 games in all competitions and helped his side keep four clean sheets.

Carmo made his debut for the Primeira Liga club in January 2020 and he is already likened to Liverpool superstar Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman has transformed the backline at Anfield and the Old Trafford outfit need a leader like him.

In the past few years, Man United have signed central defenders like Bailly, Lindelof and Maguire still, things have not improved at the back and that is one of the main reasons why the 20-time English champions have not managed to win the PL title since 2013.

In your view, should Man Utd splash £35.8million to sign David Carmo in the January transfer window?

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