Manchester United linked with Nelson Semedo

Manchester United are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on Portugal international Nelson Semedo.

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Manchester United are linked with Nelson Semedo.

Barcelona spent 35.7 million euros to sign the Portugal international from Benfica in the summer of 2017. The 26-year-old has two and a half years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.

Nelson Semedo
Nelson Semedo

Semedo made 101 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona, scoring one goal and supplying 8 assists in return.

He’s incredibly experienced for a 26-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.

As a member of Portugal national football team, Semedo won 14 caps.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is looking to shore up his defensive options and Barcelona’s Nelson Semedo happens to be a target.

Manchester United
Manchester United

Manchester United are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

There is no doubt that Nelson Semedo will take Manchester United’s defense to a different level.

According to Football Espana, “Barcelona may decide to cash-in on defender Nelson Semedo this year should they receive a suitable offer, say Diario Sport. The club’s transfer chief Eric Abidal is said to have met with the player’s agent Jorge Mendes in Dubai to study the options available, although no sale is likely until the summer. It is said that the club kept Semedo amid interest from Atletico Madrid last year due to sporting reasons, although they may now allow economic reasons to sanction his departure. The report adds how Sergi Roberto has once again established himself as the right-back in the team ahead of the Portugal international, meaning his importance to the side has decreased. It is said that all parties are open to the sale with the Blaugrana in need of player sales to balance the books while Mendes is said to be keen on a move for him to net more commission. Moussa Wague is also a young player at the club but the Catalan giants may instead look to Semedo’s fellow countryman Ricardo Pereira from Leicester. Of Semedo’s possible destinations, Manchester United are said to be in the best position to land him due to their relationship with Mendes.”


Manchester United have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Portugal international.

A move to Manchester United is exactly what Semedo needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Man United.

Manchester United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be a huge surprise if Manchester United signs Semedo in January. A summer move will be favorable for all the parties involved.

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