Manchester United have been linked with Sporting CP starlet, Nuno Mendes, for a long time and the defender is once again in the spotlight.
Last year in July, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was reportedly serious about signing the Portuguese international (O JOGO). However, in the end, the Norwegian manager opted to lure Alex Telles from FC Porto to reinforce the left back position.
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Still, in November 2020, the Old Trafford outfit once again showed interest in hiring the services of the teenage sensation from the Liga Nos side (A Bola via Sport Witness).
Alex Telles is out with an ankle injury till September (Sky Sports), and therefore, the 20-time English champions need someone to cover for England international Luke Shaw. In such a scenario, A Bola claim that Man Utd are looking to finally sign Nuno Mendes.
The renowned Portuguese outlet have mentioned that the matter is currently in discussion and the Premier League side are fully aware of Sporting CP’s demands.
Mendes’ current contract with the Lions will expire in 2025 and it has a huge clause of 70 million euros (£59.5million). A Bola claim that the Liga Nos champions will only sell their prized asset if the exit clause is activated.
The youngster was a key member of Ruben Amorim’s squad that won the Primeira Liga title and also lifted the Allianz Cup trophy last season. He has already made 5 appearances for the Seleccao but was an unused substitute at the recently concluded European Championships.
In your view, should Man Utd sign a left back this summer? Should they splash £59.5million to finally lure Nuno Mendes?
Luke Shaw is arguably a better left back. 60m is a lot for a bench warmer. I’d keep Brandon Williams. Id sooner have utd spend 60m+ on a solid DCM. McFred and Matic are not at a level capable of challenging for the title.