Man Utd agree deal to sign young Benfica attacker

Date published: Thursday 9th November 2017 1:12 - Robert McCarthy

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Benfica youngster Umaro Embalo, according to reports coming out of Portugal.

United have shown an interest in the 16-year-old for some time and the report in Record claims that the Old Trafford club tabled a bid of £5million for Embalo during the summer transfer window.

Real Madrid have also been keen on the player but it would appear that United have stolen a march on their rivals and agreed a deal for Embalo, who would go straight into the academy after he was watched by the club’s chief scout Javier Ribalta playing for Benfica’s Under-19s against the Red Devils last month.

The Guinea youngster’s style of play has been compared to that of former Benfica star Angel Di Maria, who flopped at Old Trafford after a big-money move from Real Madrid.

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