MANCHESTER UNITED TARGET JOAO NEVES WITH BRUNO FERNANDES’ APPROVAL
Manchester United is actively pursuing the signing of Joao Neves, and the team captain, Bruno Fernandes, has voiced his endorsement for the potential addition.
Recent reports suggest that the 20-time English champions are intensifying their efforts to secure the services of the £61 million-rated Portuguese defensive midfielder.
Joao Neves has showcased exceptional performance for Benfica in the current campaign, attracting attention from top clubs.
Fernandes spoke highly of the young playmaker in an interview with Sport TV (via O Jogo):
“Joao has a lot of quality. He has a huge margin for progression, he is a very humble, hard-working player, a good listener, who likes to learn.
He already knows a lot, he has an incredible reading of the game for his age, a very good ability to read and understand the game.”
When questioned about whether the 19-year-old starlet should join Old Trafford, Bruno Fernandes stated:
“It has to be the Man Utd coach (Erik ten Hag) who says whether there is a place or not. But he’s an excellent player and an excellent kid. I would love to have him by my side.”
With reigning Liga Nos champions Benfica currently leading the table and Neves excelling in the defensive midfield role, Manchester United sees him as a potential replacement for the injured Casemiro.
As the seasoned Brazilian’s tenure may be concluding, acquiring Joao Neves could be