Portuguese giants Benfica have revealed the valuation Man Utd must meet in order to land one of their prime assets.
The club’s teenage sensation, Umaro Embalo, has been in great form for their U16 side, and United are said to been keen on getting him to Old Trafford.
The winger has already drawn comparisons with former United stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, and is touted to be a big player in the upcoming years.
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Earlier reports had stated that the Europa League winners had a £6m deal in place for the player, but now, the Portuguese club has increased the sum.
M.E.N have gone on to state that the club is seeking to sell their 16-year-old and cash in on him soon, and the player’s agent confirmed the same. Benfica supposedly want a fee of £14-16m for the talented Embalo.
With interest in him growing in several other European countries, United now find themselves under pressure to agree to Benfica’s demands. Embalo could see himself playing in the famed United academy if a deal is completed.
The U17 Portugal star, if signed by the Premier League side, will hope to follow in the direction of Nani and Ronaldo, with the duo having enjoyed successful careers at the club during their stay.
The player’s agent had stated last month that conversations have taken place with the Manchester club, but nothing has been finalised. The Red Devils will be wanting to act quickly, as they run the risk of losing him to another big club.
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