In Focus: Mourinho has one eye on Man United future with move for forward

As reported by Portuguese outlet Noticias o Minuto, Manchester United are close to making another summer signing with a deal for young Portuguese talent Bruno Amorim.

What’s the story?

Jose Mourinho has already made a number of high profile signings like Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof this summer, but it seems that he’s also keeping one eye on the future with his latest move in the transfer market.

Noticias o Minuto report that a deal for Oliveirense forward Bruno Amorim.

As quoted by the outlet, club director Antonio Jose Leite said:

He had been promoted to the main squad but [United’s] scout was alert and decided to take him there. At this time the business is 90 per cent done and he may have an excellent contract ahead. The contract will shortly be announced, but he is a future bet at United.

It certainly sounds as if the deal is close to being finalised. However, Man United fans shouldn’t expect to see him in the first team immediately, with the report also stating he’ll be joining up with United’s U23 squad initially, which is overseen by Nicky Butt.

Having made only seven appearances for his current club in the Portuguese second-tier, he has a lot of work ahead of him to find a first team place at Old Trafford, but it is interesting that Mourinho is quietly building a future generation at the club.

Is he putting in place the building blocks for years of success?