Portuguese defender emerged as shock transfer target for Man Utd

By | January 30, 2021

SL Benfica’s 20-year-old defender Nuno Tavares is the subject of interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United, talkSPORT reports.


The Premier League giants, though, are simply monitoring the left-back’s progress for now and do not have any intentions to launch a move for the talent, as things stand.

Nuno Tavares signed for Benfica back in 2015 and subsequently made giant strides within the academy of the Portuguese club before breaking into their senior team setup at the onset of the 2019/20 term.

Since then, Nuno has made slow progress within the first squad and the Portuguese is yet to cement his place as the first-choice left-back.

Thus far, the 20-year-old has turned out 33 times for his side, with one goal and seven assists to show for his efforts.

In spite of not being a mainstay for the Eagles just yet, the prodigy seems to have impressed several scouts, with the Old Trafford outfit among the clubs having their sights set on him.

They are simply keeping tabs on him, quoting football agent Cesar Boaventura’s comments on Radio Marte: “This player can play for any club in Europe. But right now he can’t.

“He has to learn and grow. Right now I don’t think Manchester United want to take him. Nor that Benfica want to sell him in January.”

The club indeed look set for a relatively quiet January transfer market, with Amad Diallo likely to be the only new face to arrive at Old Trafford this month.

Meanwhile, it is also claimed in the talkSPORT report that AS Roma and Napoli are also keen on signing Tavares.

As far as the 20-times English champions are concerned, a January swoop for the 20-year-old is unlikely.