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Man united receive huge transfer boost as £105M Star midfielder and potential Kobbie Mainoo partner rejects new Benfica contract offer



Man united receive huge transfer boost as £105M Star midfielder and potential Kobbie Mainoo partner rejects new Benfica contract offer

Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Joao Neves as he has turned down a new contract offer at SL Benfica.

Man United really needs to add players to their midfield, as players in the middle of the park have failed all season to give the struggling and injury-ravaged defense the balance and protection they need.

The fates of players like Christian Eriksen and Sofyan Amrabat are still very much up in the air, while Casemiro is expected to depart this summer.

Since then, United has been linked to gifted midfielders like Joao Gomes and Youssouf Fofana, but none have captured the attention of fans like Benfica’s wonderkid, Joao Neves.

According to reports, Paris Saint-Germain and other European powerhouses have made approaches for the 19-year-old midfield player, although Benfica has already turned down a deal from United.Man United really needs players in the midfield, as players in the midfield.

Portuguese paper Record have provided a positive update this morning for any club pursuing the player, reporting that

“Benfica presented a proposal to João Neves to renew his contract, but the midfielder did not accept it, despite being able to see his salary doubled, to 1 million euros net.”

From the player’s perspective, “the values ​​placed on the table are not enough, compared to what other players, with much less influence, receive.”´

Benfica certainly hold a significant amount of power in negotiations as the outstanding midfield talent is protected by a deal to 2028 and a gigantic release clause of €120 million.

Nonetheless, “even if the player is not in a hurry to leave, he also knows that, at this time, there are several top European football clubs presenting tempting proposals. In other words, a lot can happen this summer and until the end of the transfer market it is possible that there will be no new negotiations.”

Record then list United and PSG as the chasing clubs, with the French side already opening negotiations.

Neves is currently representing Portugal at Euro 2024 and according to the paper, there will be no new discussions on a deal until his nation’s tournament is over.

He has been described as a “sparkling talent” who is “a technically proficient player” who will look to dictate possession.

Whilst the teenager is incredibly expensive, his potential partnership in the midfield with fellow 19 year old Kobbie Mainoo would be mouth-watering for United fans and having a front row seat to the pair’s progress would be mind blowing for United fans