Owner To Approve £100m Neves Move

New Manchester United co-owner Jim Ratcliffe is reportedly set to approve a record-breaking £100m offer for teenage Benfica midfielder Joao Neves ahead of the summer transfer window.

Manchester United To Approve £100m Joao Neves Move

Teenage Benfica midfielder Joao Neves is drawing interest from several elite European clubs ahead of the summer transfer window, with Manchester United reportedly eyeing a £100 million move for the youngster.

The 19-year-old has shone in Roger Schmidt’s side this term, scoring twice and assisting twice in 43 appearances across all competitions as they sit second in Liga Portugal, and in the last-16 of the Europa League.

And now, as the Red Devils look to kickstart a new era under Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the new co-owner is set to approve a record-breaking move to trigger the teenage sensation’s £102 million release clause, the Mirror claim.

Neves’ arrival would see him become United’s new club-record signing, as the fee would eclipse the £89 million paid to Juventus to re-sign France international midfielder Paul Pogba back in 2016.

The Red Devils are hoping to improve their squad over the summer, with the midfield being identified as a key area that has need for improvement after an incredibly inconsistent 2023/24.

Significant changes are expected amid Ratcliffe’s arrival at the club. Sofyan Amrabat is set to return to Fiorentina after a disappointing loan spell, while question marks remain over the futures of Christian Eriksen, Casemiro and Scott McTominay.

It is also unknown whether Erik ten Hag will remain at the helm come the start of the 2024/25 season, with reports suggesting that the club may part ways with the Dutchman before the end of the campaign.

Neves Refuses To Rule Out Summer Move

Despite being under contract with boyhood club Benfica until the summer of 2028, Neves refused to rule out a departure this summer when quizzed about his bright future.

“I promise to do my best in every training…


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Author : Cai Parry

Publish date : 2024-03-11 11:56:11

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