According to reports from ESPN FC, Manchester United are looking to make a swoop for Benfica wonderkid Umaro Embalo.
It is a well known fact that Manchester United are always on the lookout to sign talented youngsters from all around the world and the next player on the shortlist of the Red Devils seems to be Benfica attacker Umaro Embalo.
According to reports from ESPN FC, United chief scout Javier Ribalta and head of development John Murtagh watched Embalo during the Benfica under-19s’ UEFA Youth League tie with United in Lisbon on Wednesday.
Embalo is an attacking player who can be deployed as a winger as well as a striker and United are said to have been scouting the 16-year-old for well over a year now.
Having been left impressed with the youngster, the Premier League giants are now believed to be ready to make a swoop but they will have to face competition from a host of elite clubs in order to land the services of the teenage sensation.
In addition to Embalo, United are also said to be casting a close eye on the Benfica duo of Joao Felix and Joao Filipe and it will be interesting to see if Jose Mourinho’s side are able to sign any of the three aforementioned players.