Manchester United transfer news: Sporting wants £51.6m for Goncalo Inacio

Get the latest Manchester United transfer news on Goncalo Inacio on The Top Flight as Sporting wants a fee of around £51.6m for the Portuguese defender.
Manchester United transfer news: Sporting wants £51.6m for Goncalo Inacio
Manchester United transfer news: Sporting wants £51.6m for Goncalo Inacio / Carlos Rodrigues/GettyImages

Manchester United has struggled this season. They scored only 18 goals and conceded 21 in the Premier League which meant that their goal difference was negative. Going forward, Erik ten Hag wants his Red Devils to defend well just as they did against Liverpool. However, due to injuries to their man defenders, the season proved to be a topsy-turvy one for United. However, the club is looking to invest in January, especially in the defensive department. There is interest for David Alaba from Real Madrid. But, United might walk away from that deal after his ACL injury. Now, the attention of Manchester United will be fully on Goncalo Inacio as Ten Hag sees him as a good fit at Old Trafford. Sporting knows this as well and that is why they are asking £51.6m for the transfer of Goncalo Inacio to Manchester United.

Goncalo Inacio to Man Utd: A deal United cannot miss out

No matter what, Manchester United has to work on their defensive side. They are leaking goals. The success they had last year was based on their defensive performances. They kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League last season. However, this season, things are different as most of their main defenders were either injured or unavailable. Also, they missed the prime Casemiro as their holding midfielder that they experienced last year. Therefore, a solid defender is the need of the hour for Manchester United. So, Goncalo Inacio to Man Utd is an important deal to pursue for the Red Devils. However, after the injury of David Alaba, Real Madrid could look at Inacio as a potential option according to a Spanish source. Thus, Manchester United will not have a clear run at Inacio. If Real’s interest is concrete, then Sporting could hike up the price as well for the player.

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