After the success stories of Portugal internationals, Nani and C.Ronaldo at the Theater of Dreams in seasons gone by, Manchester United are once again tempted to go source for quality players from Sporting Lisbon, the same outfit that produced the Champions League winners. The aforementioned duo were key parts of Sir Alex Ferguson’s winning campaigns during their time at the club, and no quality replacements have been found for either of the two yet. Until of recent. William Carvalho and Joao Mario, both Sporting Lisbon key players of the current campaign are wanted by the Red Devils for a Summer transfer.
The latter has always been linked with a Manchester United move, as the club continues to look for a quality defensive midfielder. And Carvalho no doubt is one of the best in his position across Europe. The 24-year-old has also constantly been linked with a move to the Emirates, with the North London side desperate to land him. The midfield powerhouse is currently worth 35 million Pounds, and United have entered the race for his signature.
23-year-old Joao Mario is also on the radar, and the versatile midfielder, who also plays excellently well as a left winger is seen as quality replacement for the out-of-favour Memphis Depay. The Sun reported that Manchester United scouts once again went to watch the duo during Sporting’s weekend clash against Moreirense. As the Red Devils continue plan for a better campaign next season, they will be hoping to recruit the best legs available out there. Mourinho’s arrival could also influence a successful swoop of the duo, as working with their fellow countryman and a renowned tactician at such a big club might be too tempting offers to resist.