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Man United in talks to sign Portuguese defender

Manchester United are in talks to sign Porto defender Diogo Dalot according to sources in Portugal.

United manager Mourinho has been in the hunt for a new defender with the future of Italian full-back Darmian Matteo up in the air. It’s understood the Portuguese boss wants a healthy rivalry for Antonio Valencia, hence, the need for a defensive cover.

Dalot, 19, made his first-team debut for Porto in February. However, his versatility has caught the attention of his compatriot and that may lead to his exit from Estadio do Dragao.

Porto has placed a release clause of  £17.3m for the signature of the youngster who’s in top demand in Europe.

Dalot featured in the Champions League knockout stages last season against Liverpool where he played out of position but couldn’t help his side stay in the competition.

The 19-year-old is a product of Porto academy and was part of the Portuguese side that won the Euro U-17 in 2016.

 

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Obiwon Echi
Obiwon is a graduate of the International Academy of Medicine and Ecology, Kyiv, Ukraine where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He is a passionate football fan and likes to work as a columnist as a part time job. As an editor in Footballwood.com, he covers news, match previews, reviews and much more from major leagues round the globe.

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