Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Benfica over the signing of their highly-rated youngster Joao Neves, who has been dubbed as “Bruno Fernandes 2.0.” The Red Devils are looking to steal a march on Chelsea in the saga of Enzo Fernandez.
According to reports, Manchester United have initiated discussions with Portuguese club Benfica regarding the potential transfer of their talented wonderkid Joao Neves. The 18-year-old midfielder has been drawing comparisons to Bruno Fernandes, a former Sporting Lisbon star who now plays for Manchester United.
Neves’ impressive performances have caught the attention of several top clubs, including Chelsea. However, Manchester United are keen to secure his signature and are hoping to outmaneuver their Premier League rivals in the race for the young talent.
The negotiations between Manchester United and Benfica are said to be at an early stage, but the Red Devils are determined to land Neves and are willing to make a significant offer to secure his services.
Neves, who is known for his technical ability and vision on the pitch, has already made appearances for Benfica’s B team and has been touted as one of Portugal’s brightest prospects. His style of play has drawn comparisons to Fernandes, who has been a key player for Manchester United since joining the club in January 2020.
Chelsea, who have also been monitoring Neves’ progress, may face an uphill battle in their pursuit of the midfielder if Manchester United’s negotiations progress positively. The Blues will need to act swiftly if they want to prevent their Premier League rivals from securing the talented youngster.
While there is no official confirmation of any deal being finalized, it is clear that Manchester United are actively pursuing the signing of Joao Neves. The Red Devils are eager to add more promising talents to their squad as they continue to build for the future.
Only time will tell whether Manchester United will succeed in their bid to secure Neves’ signature or if Chelsea will be able to intervene and snatch the highly-rated youngster for themselves.