Manchester United has been consistently linked with Portuguese international Goncalo Inacio, and recent reports suggest a potential deal for the Sporting CP defender is in the works.
Earlier, reports indicated that Sporting CP would only consider selling the 22-year-old in January if the £51.6m (60 million euros) release clause is met.
However, a recent update from Spanish outlet AS, renowned for its credibility, disclosed that both Real Madrid and Manchester United are competing for Inacio’s signature.
AS has reported that Sporting CP is open to negotiation regarding the release clause and is willing to accept an initial bid of £38.8m (45 million euros).
The remaining £12.8m (15 million euros) could be settled through easily achievable performance-based objectives.
Erik ten Hag, recognizing the need to reinforce the defense, brought in Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia last year.
However, injuries have limited their playing time this season, and the current center-back options of Maguire, Varane, and Lindelof have shown inconsistency.
With the winter transfer window approaching, Manchester United is keen to bolster the center-back position, and Inacio emerges as a quality talent to address this need.
The question remains: Do you believe Manchester United should proceed with an initial bid of £38.8m to secure the services of Goncalo Inacio in the upcoming transfer window?