July 16, 2024

Manchester United has signed a contract what $88.6 million with….

It’s no surprise that Manchester United continue to be linked with a move to bring in a new central defender this summer. The Red Devils have struggled for any sort of consistency in that position, for pretty much the whole season.

Lisandro Martinez has been injured. Victor Lindelof has fallen out of favour. Jonny Evans is no spring chicken. United need someone reliable who can come in and start week-in-week-out. Preferably a younger player, too, as the Reds are somewhat old in that area of the pitch.

 

Silva would be close to the top of my personal wishlist for a new centre-back signing, along with Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite.

For me, it’s about that longevity. Silva could provide a decade worth of service, assuming all would go well for him here in Manchester. Yes, it’d be an expensive signing, but a necessary one. The gaffer isn’t fully keen on Lindelof. Raphael Varane will always pick up niggling injuries. You need someone reliable.

Silva would provide that youthful exuberance, while stylistically, he feels like the perfect partner for Licha Martinez. I fear that United will struggle to convince the player to make the move to Manchester this summer, though. There may well be no Champions League football on offer…

Several names have been linked with filling that void. Among them is Antonio Silva. The Portugal centre-back has been impressing for SL Benfica of late. Interest in him is growing.

Journalist Florian Plettenberg has provided the latest on that front, naming United as one of the clubs who are ‘keen’ on signing the 20-year-old defender. Bayern Munich are also credited with interest.

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