Man Utd blow as Liverpool close in on signing £52.5million star – Report

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Manchester United remain heavily linked with Goncalo Inacio but the latest reports indicate, he might be close to moving to Liverpool.

Last weekend, we covered a story via AS indicating that in England, the Red Devils are leading the race to lure the Portuguese international from Sporting CP.

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However, another Spanish source, Nacional (via Paisley Gates), have reported that Liverpool are closing in to sign the 22-year-old central defender.

The Catalan news outlet claim the Merseysiders are ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race to secure Inacio, who may end up leaving the Lions in the January transfer window.

The Seleccao defender signed a new deal back in August and it contains a release clause of £52.5million, which must be activated in order to get the deal done in the middle of the campaign.

Manchester United have a negative goal difference in the Premier League after 12 games and there are concerns both in the attacking and defensive thirds.

On a priority basis, Erik ten Hag needs to reinforce the backline that has been shaky since key players like Martinez and Shaw got injured.

Unfortunately, Varane, Lindelof and Maguire are past their prime and Man Utd need a young star like Inacio to lead the defense in the years to come.

Ten Hag must do everything possible to beat Liverpool to the signing of Inacio. In your view, should Man Utd activate the £52.5million to hire his services?

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