Man Utd handed boost as meeting set over behaviour of £54m winger

Date published: Wednesday 6th February 2019 1:19

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Manchester United have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of a Juventus winger, if the latest reports from Italy are to be believed.

The Daily Mirror recently claimed United had finally agreed to meet Mourinho’s long-standing request to add another winger to his frontline – and that Brazilian forward Douglas Costa was the man the club had already lined up.

Italian TV channel Rai Sport stated that £53.9m offer has been made for the Juventus forward, which would make him the fourth most expensive United signing in history, marginally behind Angel di Maria.

Tuttosport last month stated that the Red Devils are still admirers of the 28-year-old, but that Juve would only consider including him if United’s asking price for Pogba is above their budget.

According to the latest report from Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus did not like the face that Costa flew to Neymar’s birthday party in Paris after being involved in a car crash.

The behaviour was apparently viewed as ‘irresponsible’ and ‘unprofessional’ by the top directors at the club, but they cannot fine him as he did not break any rules.

As a result though, a meeting is planned between the club’s top brass and the agent of the player, with Manchester United and Manchester City both monitoring the situation.

 

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