Manchester United were looking at Timber to improve their fragile backline but recent reports have indicated that the Dutch international has rejected the chance to move to Old Trafford (The Mirror).
Therefore, the Red Devils would have to look elsewhere to strengthen the defense and Goncalo Inacio is in the limelight.
Last week, A Bola reported that the Old Trafford outfit are preparing a bid worth £39million (release clause) to hire the services of the 20-year-old center half and they face competition from the Magpies and Barcelona.
Today, Correio da Manha (press image provided below) have covered a story claiming that the young defender is also wanted by Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It is stated that the Molineux outfit is known as the ‘first destination’ for Portuguese footballers in the Premier League. However, as far as Inacio is concerned, Man United are at the head to secure the signing.
Since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils have spent a lot of cash to improve their backline.
Van Gaal lured Shaw, Blind, Rojo and Darmian. Mourinho signed Bailly, Lindelof and Dalot and Solskjaer splashed the cash on Wan-Bissaka, Telles, Maguire and Varane. Still, they have not been able to get rid of the inconsistency.
Last season, United had their worst defensive campaign since the inception of the Premier League as they conceded 57 goals. If the defense is not improved, then Ten Hag can forget about challenging the top teams in the country.
Goncalo Inacio has been rock solid for Sporting CP. He has already made 70 appearances for the Lions and helped them win 4 major domestic titles in the last two years.
In your view, should Man Utd activate the £39million release clause to secure his signing?