Manchester United have expressed interest in signing Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, as per reports in Italy.
Alex Sandro joined Juventus from FC Porto back in 2015, for a fee of €26 million. He has been highly impressive ever since – not just defensively, but on the offense as well – and has managed to establish himself as one of the best fullbacks in the Serie A.
Naturally, the 25-year-old has attracted interest from all the top clubs from Europe, with English giants Manchester United being the latest ones to come into spotlight. The Red Devils have apparently been monitoring Sandro since the summer, by sending their scouts on numerous occasions to continue keeping tabs on the defender.
According to Calcio Mercato, United boss Jose Mourinho is even prepared to meet Juventus’ evaluation of €47 million for the Brazilian. Therefore, if the deal actually goes through, Sandro would become the second high-profile player to make a switch from Turin to Manchester in two successive transfer windows, following the footsteps of Paul Pogba.
However, Juve won’t agree to let go of their prized asset so easily, but United could sweeten the deal by offering Matteo Darmian in return.
Darmian has been out of favour at Manchester United, and is currently surplus to Mourinho’s requirements. Moreover, the Italian has been linked with a return to his homeland ever since Jose’s arrival at the club, with Juventus and Inter rumoured as his most likely destinations.
Using Darmian as a bargaining chip could definitely increase the Old Trafford club’s chances of securing Sandro’s services, but then again, transfers in the world of football are rarely that easy.