Manchester United may have found joy in the pursuit of Brazilian left-back, Alex Sandro from Juventus, according to The Sun,
The 27-year-old has long been linked but his club had proved firm in their resolve to keep him in Turin. However, reports suggest that he could be set for a £53m switch to Old Trafford.
The player has never hidden his ambition of playing in the Premier League and has also been linked to Chelsea over the past two years. Jose Mourinho has identified the former Porto man as the solution to what has been a problem area.
We can have the Luke Shaw v Mourinho debate: there’s evidence to say that Shaw hasn’t applied himself as well as he should have done and there’s also evidence to say that his manager hasn’t motivated him as well as he might have done.
Ultimately, it’s a vex question in terms of the left-back position, because it seems likely that the relationship between the two is beyond repair and thus – while Mourinho is our manager – we have to look elsewhere.
Ashley Young, a solid professional, was the temporary stop-gap but at 33 this month – and without a willingness to use his left foot – he will inevitably limit us going forward.
Sando though, who is regarded as one of the best left-backs in the world, could give us another dimension. While defensively capable, he also managed four assists in 21 starts for Juventus last season and offers a wide range of physical and technical qualities going forward.
He has reportedly agreed personal terms as journalist, Duncan Castles says that Juventus are holding out for around £53m. While on the Transfer Window Podcast, Castles said, “This summer United have decided to go for Alex Sandro.
“They have put a deal in place with the player, the player wants to (join) and Juventus are holding out for up to 60million euros (£53m).“They (Juventus) have seen the market and are thinking they can cash in big time.”
The Catanduva-born man joined Juventus in 2015 from Porto and has scored 9 times in 114 appearances for the Serie A champions; he would be an excellent addition.