New Man United Football Director And Solskjaer Identify £51m-rated Portuguese As Sancho Alernative.
By OJbase | self meida writer
Published 29 days ago - 2583 views
Following the recent appointment of a football director at Manchester United, the club have identified Sporting Lisbon winger as a cheap alternative to Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.
United's football director, John Murtough and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are said to have worked closely in identifying forward Pedro Goncalves as their latest target.
The 22-year-old who plays for the same club where United bought Bruno Fernandes is said to have caught United's attention having shown impressive performances recording 15 goals in his 22 appearances so far this term.
His release clause of £51.7m has further boosted United's interest in him with the price seen to be less than half of the £108m Borussia Dortmund placed on Sancho last summer.
Though sources say Sancho still remains a top target for Solskjaer, however, his valuation and development of youngster Amad Diallo could mean that the Red Devils might be ready to let go of the England international.
Goncalves meanwhile is seen as a valuable asset with him having the flexibility to play as a central midfielder and as a winger on both flanks.
The Telegraph media outlet revealed that the Red Devils view Goncalves as a cheaper option to Sancho, and antecedents of Portuguese players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Nani and Bruno Fernandes at the club, could tempt the club into signing the Portugal international.
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