With reports suggesting that Jadon Sancho might end up staying with Borussia Dortmund for next season, the Red Devils are looking at other options to strengthen their offense.
According to an exclusive story covered by Defensa Central, the Old Trafford club have asked Real Madrid about the situation of Vinicius Junior, who was very upset after warming the bench in the R16 CL tie (second leg) vs Manchester City.
The Spanish source have mentioned that Zinedine Zidane likes the Brazilian international and wants to keep him at the Bernabeu. It is stated that Man Utd are willing to offer lucrative terms to secure the signing but the player is looking to stay put.
Defensa Central claim that since Eden Hazard has been in bad form, Vinicius could have more game time in the next campaign.
The 20-year-old attacker featured in 29 games in Madrid’s title winning La Liga campaign but he was mainly a bench warmer and only managed to start in 12 fixtures.
In all competitions, the South American starlet played 38 games for the 13-time European Champions (only 17 starts), scored 5 goals and provided 9 assists (Transfermarkt)
Naturally, Vinicius is a left winger but he can effectively play on the right flank as well. In all fairness, with the likes of Hazard and Rodrygo around, he should leave the Bernabeu for regular first team football.
Like Sancho, it is likely that the Seleccao attacker would cost a lot as well. His current contract with Real Madrid will expire in 2025 and it has a mammoth release clause (Sport) of 700 million euros (£630million).
In your view, should Man Utd move to sign Vinicius Junior if the price is right?