Manchester United considering move for £43m Sporting Lisbon star

Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a move for Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Nuno Mendes.

Alex Telles’s ankle injury, which is believed to keep him on the sidelines until September, has left the 20-times English champions short of recover for Luke Shaw at left-back heading into the 2021-22 season.

According to A Bola, Alex Telles’s injury could force the Red Devils to move for a new left-sided defender, and Mendes has been identified as a leading target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The 19-year-old, who was involved in the Portugal national team at Euro 2020, is believed to have attracted the likes of MReal Madrid and Man City following his fine form last season.

Mendes enjoyed a stunning 2020-21 season for the Portuguese giants, scoring one goal and assisting twice in 35 appearances.

A recent report suggested that Sporting Lisbon had already turned down a £21m bid from Man City for the defender, with the Lions are believed to demanding at least

Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a move for Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Nuno Mendes.

Alex Telles’s ankle injury, which is believed to keep him on the sidelines until September, has left the 20-times English champions short of recover for Luke Shaw at left-back heading into the 2021-22 season.

According to A Bola, Alex Telles’s injury could force the Red Devils to move for a new left-sided defender, and Mendes has been identified as a leading target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The 19-year-old, who was involved in the Portugal national team at Euro 2020, is believed to have attracted the likes of MReal Madrid and Man City following his fine form last season.

Mendes enjoyed a stunning 2020-21 season for the Portuguese giants, scoring one goal and assisting twice in 35 appearances.

A recent report suggested that Sporting Lisbon had already turned down a £21m bid from Man City for the defender, with the Lions are believed to demanding at least £43m for their star player.

The Red Devils have already spent big on Jadon Sancho this summer and French defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, and it would be tough for them to meet Sporting Lisbon demends.

for their star player.

The Red Devils have already spent big on Jadon Sancho this summer and French defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, and it would be tough for them to meet Sporting Lisbon demands.