Manchester United are reportedly lining up a summer move for 21-year-old Brazilian full-back Vanderson.
According to a report from RMC Sport, Vanderson has impressed Manchester United with his performances for AS Monaco. And the Red Devils could look to come forward with an offer for the Brazilian full-back in the summer.
The 21-year-old has been an important first-team player for Monaco. So the Ligue 1 outfit might not be keen on losing a talented young player like him just yet. The Brazilian is highly rated around Europe with a big future ahead of him. He has the attributes to develop into a top-class full-back in the coming seasons.
It is hardly a surprise that Manchester United are looking to bring in a right back especially, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka linked with a move away from the club this summer. The former Crystal Palace defender has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and he is no longer the undisputed first-choice right-back for them.
He will have to leave Manchester United if he wants to play every week. Meanwhile, Manchester United cannot afford to head into the new season with just one proven right-back at their disposal. They will have to bring in a quality replacement for Wan-Bissaka. And Vanderson certainly fits the profile.
The 21-year-old is better than Wan-Bissaka going forward. But the 25-year-old is undoubtedly a more reliable defender. Erik ten Hag will be hoping to help Vanderson develop into a complete full-back over the coming seasons.
The Brazilian full-back is versatile enough to play as a winger. And he could add a new dimension to the Manchester United attack going forward. He will be expected to compete with Diogo Dalot next season. So it remains to be seen whether the player is keen on moving to Old Trafford without the guarantee of first-team football.
Sitting on the bench at a top club will not be ideal for the young defender’s development right now. So he should look to seek first-team assurances before making the move to Manchester United. The 21-year-old has the talent to succeed in English football.
But he will need time to adapt to the league and to Erik ten Hag’s system. The Brazilian could find it difficult to dislodge Dalot from the starting lineup in the initial months. Staying at Monarco would be ideal for the 21-year-old’s development right now, and he will have plenty of opportunities to join top clubs in the future if he continues to develop and fulfil his potential.