Man United keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon ace ahead of summer move

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Red Devils are reportedly considering a transfer swoop for Sporting Lisbon youngster Nuno Mendes, who shares an agent with their January signing Bruno Fernandes.

This could be a useful connection for Man United if they do decide to step up their pursuit of Mendes, a 17-year-old defender who has come onto their radar as he becomes regarded as one of the best young footballers in Europe in his position.

Red Devils could do with a new signing at defender, even if Mendes might not be ready to become first-choice straight away, with a long-term replacement for Luke Shaw looking necessary at Theatre of Dreams.

The England international has not lived up to his possible at Man United so far, though teenager Brandon Williams could already be a good alternative for the club in that department.

Still, it makes sense that Man United might want to snap up a talent like Mendes, particularly if they can exploit this apparent connection they already have with his representative.

The Norwegian manager has done some smart work in the transfer market for Red Devils and this could be another good move for a player with a big future in the game.