Man Utd 'face competition from Big Six rival for Braga defender Carmo'

Manchester United ‘face competition from one of their Big Six rivals for £36m-rated Braga defender David Carmo’… with at least TEN different clubs contacting the talented centre back’s agent over a move

  • Manchester United are eyeing a move for Braga centre back David Carmo 
  • However, the Red Devils face fierce competition from a whole host of sides 
  • Up to 10 clubs from across Europe are interested in landing the 21-year-old
  • And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face competition from a Premier League rival 

Manchester United have plenty of work on their hands to land Braga starlet David Carmo with at least 10 clubs interested in his services, according to reports.

United are eyeing a move for the 21-year-old Braga defender after impressing in Portugal’s top flight, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side keen on bringing in a left-sided centre back.

But, according to The Athletic, United face fierce competition from at least 10 different clubs – including a number of sides in the Premier League and one of their Big Six rivals – who have already held talks with the player’s agent over a move.

Braga defender David Carmo has attracted interest from a host of clubs across Europe

Carmo has been tipped for a bright future and has already been compared to Liverpool stalwart Virgil van Dijk thanks to his huge presence at the back and showing great composure on the ball.

Roma were in hot pursuit of the Portuguese youngster last summer but reportedly had a £15million bid turned down.

He had an £18m release clause at the time but Braga have now doubled that to £36m after he put pen to paper on a new deal at the end of last week. 

Solskjaer is very keen on adding a left-sided centre back to his ranks, having missed out on Nathan Ake to rivals Manchester City in a £41m deal last summer.

Man United want to sign a new defender, with the likes of Victor Lindelof (right) not convincing

But Braga are under no pressure to sell the youngster after he signed his contract extension until 2025 last week.

Carmo, who only made his Braga debut in January this year, made 20 appearances last season and has five under his belt in the current campaign. 

One of those was the 4-0 defeat by Leicester City in the Europa League earlier this month.

Carmo has been capped by Portugal’s Under 20s and was part the Under 19 team that won the European Championship in 2018.

The Braga starlet in action (right) against Leicester in the Europa League earlier this month

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