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Manchester United Inch Closer To Sealing Move For 27 Y/O Serie A Full-back: Right Choice For Mourinho?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Manchester United are close to agreeing on a deal to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro this summer. According to recent reports, the Red Devils are on the verge of pulling off a €50m deal to seal a move for the Brazilian when the transfer window opens in the summer.

Some sources are now claiming that United are set to confirm Sandro’s move to Old Trafford in ‘the next few days’ but only after their FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday is done. It has also been suggested that United defender Matteo Darmian will head to Juventus but that will be in a separate deal.

Sandro signed for Juventus from FC Porto in the summer of 2015 and has made 113 appearances for the Italian giants since then, earning three domestic doubles during that time. Recent reports have also revealed that the Brazilian full-back is eager to make a switch out of Turin in search of ‘a change of scenario’.

The Brazilian defender is quite versatile and can play in a number of positions down the left flank which makes him a perfect fit for Mourinho’s United.

The Reds of Manchester has finished their league season with an impressive tally of 81 points after 38 matches in the English top-flight. However, they still need to bring in some quality players this summer to help their chances of challenging Manchester City for the league title in the next campaign.

The addition of Sandro will undoubtedly bolster Mourinho’s defensive options ahead of the new season. United have an array of full-backs such as Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind competing for a full-back place in their first-team. The potential acquisition of Sandro will definitely strengthen the Red Devils backline and add more competition for places within Mourinho’s squad.

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The 27-year-old full-back has made 38 appearances for Juve this season, scoring 4 goals while grabbing 6 assists in all competitions. He has also earned 10 international caps for the Brazilian national team. At 27, the Brazilian international is yet to hit his peak years which the Reds of Manchester could look to utilise in the years to come. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Sandro and whether he ends up plying his trade at Old Trafford next term.

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