Manchester United interested in Diogo Costa

Manchester United have reportedly been linked with a move for 22-year-old FC Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa.

European giants Manchester United and Atletico Madrid have been tipped as potential destinations for talented young FC Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa. The 22-year-old goalkeeper is represented by super agent Jorge Mendes, and the Portuguese super-agent is looking to secure a big move for his client next summer.

Costa was initially linked with a move away from the Portuguese club this summer, but Mendes and FC Porto have decided that it would be better for the 22-year-old goalkeeper to move next summer when his value peaks.

According to Correio da Manhã, as relayed by Sport Witness, Costa’s move is likely to make him one of the most expensive goalkeeper transfers in Portuguese football, possibly surpassing the €40 million fee paid by Manchester City for Ederson in 2017.

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Costa is not the only goalkeeper linked with a move to Manchester United, and the Red Devils were recently linked with the Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp as well.

David de Gea is in the final year of his contract, and the Spanish international has been regressing. It is clear that the Red Devils will have to bring in a quality alternative, and it remains to be seen whether they decide to make a move for Costa. Even if de Gea ends up renewing, he needs more competition given his poor performances in recent weeks.

The 22-year-old Portuguese international has a release clause of around €60 million, and it remains to be seen whether the Premier League giants are willing to fork out that kind of money for someone who is still unproven at the highest stage. Costa is rated highly across Portugal, and he has a massive future ahead of him. A move to Manchester United could help him realise his ambitions and fulfil his tremendous potential.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag did a splendid job of nurturing young talents during his time at Ajax, and he could have a transformative effect on the development of the young goalkeeper.

The Red Devils certainly have the financial resources to beat Atletico Madrid to the Portuguese international’s signature and it will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds over the next few months, especially keeping his €60 million release clause in mind.

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