Manchester United may very well be set to pay greater than €13m for a 16-year-old Portuguese expertise within the January switch window.
The Reds have been linked with a transfer for Umaro Embalo for numerous months now, with the Portuguese media extensively protecting the story, however altering their tune frequently.
It was initially claimed that Embalo had joined Man United, earlier than Benfica themselves got here out to disclaim these claims. The teenager’s agent has commented on the hypothesis, confirming discussions have been held with the Premier League facet.
Now, A Bola have claimed that Benfica have an interest within the concept of promoting Embalo in January given the growing curiosity of their expertise. German facet RB Leipzig, well-known now as a facet giving European abilities a possibility within the Bundesliga within the first workforce, are additionally .
Benfica will demand round €13/14m for Embalo, recommend A Bola (by way of Sport Witness). That might be within the January window, which opens in lower than every week.
United are clearly taken with Embalo, a fast, direct and skilful ahead.
As typically with gamers of his age, Embalo performs proper throughout the entrance line, although is most snug on the right-wing.
He’s scored 15 objectives in 18 video games for Portugal’s under-17 facet, the very best age group he’s represented his nation at. He was named prime goalscorer (with six objectives) on the Montaigu Match earlier this 12 months, enjoying for Portugal.
He was additionally Participant of the Match on the 2016 Marveld Match, a prestigious membership youth competitors that United have performed in.
Studies in the summertime instructed Benfica had rejected bids for Embalo of round £6m.