Rumours: Manchester United And Benfica Settle For Nelson Semedo Fee

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Manchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Benfica to sign Nelson Semedo.

United were heavily linked with a double raid of the Portuguese Giants for Semedo and his team-mate Victor Lindelof during the recently closed January transfer window.

But both of them stayed with Benfica while the another Manchester United target, Goncalo Guedes, was allowed to leave and he moved to Paris Saint-Germain.

But now Portuguese outlet Notícias ao Minuto claims that Benfica have finally agreed to do business for Semedo in the summer.

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The same report further states United will pay around £35million for the 23-year-old.

United have sent representatives to Lisbon to monitor the development of both Victor Lindelof and Semedo in recent months.

Chelsea also showed an interest in Semedo, who has been a regular starter in the first-team since his breakthrough in 2015. This term he has played 29 matches in all competitions.

The defender has made a total of 47 appearances for Benfica’s senior team since making the step up from their B team in 2015.

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If Semedo joins United in the summer, he will straightaway throw a stiff challenge to Antonio Valencia, who received a new contract recently, for Mourinho’s first-choice right-back.

However, Semedo, during a recent interview, made it quite clear that despite several rumours linking him with moves away from Portugal, he wants to stay with Benfica: “I’m completely focused on Benfica and I’m hoping to continue here for many years to come.”

You can hardly blame the 23-year-old. Well occupying the right-back slot at a Champions League team is indeed a lucrative prospect but if this latest report is to be believed, then he is all set for the Premier League action.


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1 Comment

  1. Ray on February 3, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    If he will join united will be great for him

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