According to The Times, Manchester United are nearing a deal for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, who could officially join the Red Devils after the FA Cup final.
Sandro has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, and the Brazilian is now heading for the 20-time English champions if the latest reports are to be believed.
Ashley Young has impressed in the left-back position for United this term, but Luke Shaw has been strongly linked with a move away, and there is no question that head coach Jose Mourinho needs to boost his options in that area of the field.
Sandro is valued at £45m according to transfermarkt.co.uk, although Italian champions Juventus are believed to be holding out for more than £50m.
The United fans have been reacting to the transfer news, and it would be fair to say that a number are excited about the potential arrival.
Sealing the signature of Sandro ahead of the 2018 World Cup would be huge for United, there is no doubt about that.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) May 13, 2018
Alex Sandro would be signing of the summer for Utd. Quality LB.
— James 🔴 (@PxgbaEra) May 13, 2018
This is a fantastic signing if it’s true
— Joey Tabor ⚽️ (@JoeyTabor) May 13, 2018
Finally a proper left back
— Linley Kevin (@linleykevin22) May 13, 2018
Sandro and Milinkovic Savic. Even if we only sign two players they'd improve us massively #MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) May 14, 2018
Reckon we have a big chance in getting both
— Luke hold (@Lukehold6) May 14, 2018
Going to say Savic, Alderweireld, Willian and Sandro IN. And if that happens that’s a great summer, imo. 👍
— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) May 12, 2018
LB: Alex Sandro
LCM: Pogba (c)
RF: Rashford (free role)
COACH: Not Jose
— #DISUNOMICS (@D1SUNOMICS) May 8, 2018