Manchester United join the hunt for Pedro Goncalves

The Sporting midfielder has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as Ole Gunnar Solskjær looks to add more reinforcements in the midfield unit.

The latest reports in England suggest that Manchester United have joined the hunt for Sporting central midfielder Pedro Goncalves.

Sporting spent 6.5 million euros to sign the Portugal international from Famalicão in the summer of 2020. The 22-year-old has a valid contract with Sporting until June 2025.

The central midfielder has featured in 26 matches this term, netting 15 goals and providing 5 assists in all competitions.

Pedro Gonclaves
Pedro Gonclaves

The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Portugal.

Pedro Goncalves has represented Portugal at Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 9 caps and scoring 2 goals.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs. Solskjær wants to sign a new central midfielder and Goncalves is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

Manchester United
Manchester United

United have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

Pedro Goncalves has been long term target of Ole Gunnar Solskjær as the manager look to bolster his midfield options for the next season.

The Red Devils are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

The Portugal international arrival would give United some much needed tactical flexibility.

According to the report,”Manchester United and Liverpool are among the many teams interested in a move for Sporting CP star Pedro Gonclaves. The 22-year-old is enjoying a very impressive season with Sporting in Portugal. Goncalves has a release clause for roughly £51.7 million. According to The Telegraph, United see Gonclaves as an alternative to Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund. United would prefer to sign the latter, but may find he is out of their price range, as other areas of the team also require investment. Goncalves has played in a central role this season but is more than capable of playing on either wing. Liverpool were linked with Goncalves last month as they search for another midfielder.”

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Manchester United will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Sporting to the negotiating table. The Red Devils have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

Sporting are preparing to sell their central midfielder should they receive a massive offer for him.

Pedro Goncalves ideal fit for Manchester United?

Pedro Goncalves stands as an excellent option for United.

The Premier League side need to add more depth to their midfield and the 22-year-old would be a fantastic signing.

Goncalves has all the skillset required to be a success story at Manchester. Therefore, it makes sense for Ole Gunnar Solskjær to step up his attempts to bring the Portugal central midfielder to Premier League side.

It will be interesting to see where the player ends up this summer.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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