According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Benfica’s teenage sensation Umaro Embalo.
The 16-year-old is reportedly set to join up with United’s academy in the coming weeks.
The player has been tracked by the former Premier League Champions for some time and even made a £4million for the youngster in the summer. Despite this being rejected, it now seems as if Embalo is on his way to Old Trafford.
A winger by trade and likened to Angel Di Maria at his Lisbon based club, Embalo is lightning quick and has an eye for goal too, netting 5 times in 12 games for Benfica’s youth side so far this campaign.
Pressure will no doubt be on the young star’s shoulders, who will receive obvious comparisons with his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.
Regardless, Manchester United fans took to Twitter to express their delight at the reported new man set to join the club…
I watched a 7 minute clip of this guy online and I can 100% tell you he's a superstar. Will surpass Ronaldo and Messi. Watch this tweet in 10 years time and you'll know I was right. Also, I have 280 characters limit on Twitter.
— catalin (@catalin) November 9, 2017
Oh damn this is tasty
— Gazzawhizz (@gregory200z) November 9, 2017
1 of the top u17 players in the world. Scores a ridiculous amount of goals for a winger. Scored a hattrick against Brazil u17s last year while playing up an age group
— jb8521 (@jb_8521) November 9, 2017
Top talent. Fusion of Di Maria and Mane.
— Oj (@ojbangz) November 9, 2017
Chuffed about Umaro Embalo. We’ve wanted him for a while so glad he is coming. Rashford/Martial/Embalo will terrorise for the next decade #MUFC
— Selena (@MancSel) November 9, 2017
Wow amazing young player, hope it's true!!
— Davi Luz Maia Sodré (@ddd_luz) November 9, 2017