Manchester United are planning a huge transfer swoop for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, as per reports from the Mirror.
United head coach Jose Mourinho is apparently keen on signing a quality left-back in the summer, largely due to the lack of any reliable option in that position. Former Southampton defender Luke Shaw’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain while Ashley Young isn’t ‘young’ anymore, having already reached 32 years of age and despite being quite impressive in his performances this season, the England international is currently in the final phase of his career.
Therefore, the Red Devils are in dire need of a reliable fullback, who can not only prove to be a huge asset for the club in the coming years but also provide quality in the defensive department.
According to reports, Juventus’ Alex Sandro has been identified as the perfect option for Man United next season. In fact, the Red Devils are already planning to use Matteo Darmian as a makeweight for the Alex Sandro deal.
Matteo Darmian has been deemed surplus to requirements by head coach Jose Mourinho this season and a move back to Turin could be a logical move for the Italian.
Alex Sandro, on the other hand, is regarded as one of the best left-backs in European football at the moment, thanks to his blistering performances in the Serie A. Currently valued at a whopping £70, the Brazilian international could be a stunning addition to Manchester United and a huge upgrade on both Luke Shaw and Ashley Young.
Strong, pacy and reliable, Alex Sandro has everything a coach needs from his left back. His incredible tenacity coupled with his superior technical qualities is tailor-made for Premier League football while his strong positioning sense will make him an instant fit in Jose Mourinho’s defence-oriented system.
The 27-year-old was very close to a move to Chelsea in the last window, and the Red Devils will look to make sure that doesn’t happen this summer, either. While splashing as much as £70m on the Juventus defender will definitely give out a signal to all the other Premier League team, Alex Sandro’s addition will also put Manchester United one step closer to reaching the same quality as their noisy neighbours managed by Pep Guardiola, as they finally look to compete for the Premier League crown next season.