Manchester United agree a deal in principle for Nelson Semedo – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo in the summer transfer window, according to reports.

The Portuguese international and team-mate Victor Lindelof were heavily linked with a move last month as Jose Mourinho looked to bolster his defensive options.

Reports now claim Man United had a £35m offer for the 23-year-old accepted, with the option to keep him with the Portuguese champions until the end of the season.

This is a result of letting Goncalo Guedes join Paris Saint-Germain, as the club now do not want to lose another key player halfway through the season.

It’d be an incredible deal for Mourinho, but the claim is almost the opposite of what was said earlier in the January transfer window, where he was very pleased with his defensive options at Man United.

With Antonio Valencia playing incredible football at right-back it remains to be seen if a deal would actually go through, as Mourinho labelled the Ecuadorian as one of the best in his position.

However, Semedo is an incredibly talented player and should Mourinho decide to continue with a transfer, then I for one would not disagree as he’s a brilliant signing for the future.

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