Manchester United have “reserved” the signing of Joao Neves by sealing the deal to send Alvaro Fernandez on loan to Benfica as per reports in Portugal.
According to today’s version of Correio da Manha (news image provided below), the Red Devils have “preemptive rights” over Neves, sealed at the time of reaching the agreement for left-back, Alvaro.
The renowned media outlet have mentioned that the deal for the 20-year-old defender, who is currently in Lisbon, has brought the two clubs “closer”.
However, the Eagles have made it clear they have no intentions of selling Neves in the current transfer window.
Moreover, it is reported that even the 19-year-old defensive midfielder does not want to leave Benfica this month.
CM Jornal claim the only way Man Utd can agree a deal to sign him in the winter transfer window is by activating the release clause of 120 million euros.
Nevertheless, the 20-time English champions want to guarantee the signing of Neves for the next season and have discussed the move while sealing the loan transfer of Fernandez with Benfica.
Yesterday, we covered a story via British media stating that Man Utd are preparing a big offer to bring the teenage sensation to Old Trafford. Today’s story is even more positive for the PL giants.
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds and will keep you updated.