In recent years, the Portuguese Primeira has become an inexhaustible source of football talent and as such one of the favorite stalls of the Premier League on the football market. Wolverhampton brings players to Molino for a long time thanks to Jorge Mendes, Manchester City ended the search for a defender in Benfica by buying Ruben Dias, Manchester United "bought" Victor Lindelof three seasons ago, and bringing Bruno Fernandes turned United season.
And apparently the leading people at Old Trafford have good experience shopping in Portugal, considering that they picked another name from the Iberian Peninsula. It's David Carmo. You don't know the name very well? No wonder.
Because Carmo is the defender of Braga, for which he made his debut at the end of January this year and has so far recorded 28 games in the jersey of the team from the northwest of Portugal. However, even that was enough for the local public to compare him on the basis of the constitution and the skill of handling the ball, no less and no more than with Virgil van Dijk.
However, not everything is left to compare, but the 21-year-old Portuguese has attracted the attention of a bunch of clubs across Europe in the previous ten months of professional football, after good games and Braga's results.
Manchester interested in Carmo
Namely, according to the reliable Athletic, Manchester United has been showing more and more interest in defender Braga in recent days. The reason is primarily that Carmo uses his left foot better, and as Ole Gunnar Solskjer "hung out" this summer for Nathan Ake, who ended up in rival City, the Red Devils turned to other options.
But as a "stronger" left foot in the position of central defender in top football has become a rarity in recent years, United is not the only one to bite. According to the mentioned source, at least ten clubs (!?) have already talked to Carmo's agents, including some Premier League clubs.
There is one of United's rivals from the "top six" It is alleged that Roma was the closest to bring him this summer, but the offer of the Roman club of 17,000,000 euros was rejected. At that time, Carmo's redemption clause amounted to 20,000,000 European euros, however, it doubled the previous week, as the defender signed a new five-year contract with Braga.
It is not money that Premier League clubs cannot pay. Again, Braga will be in a clear plus, considering that Carmo was bought from Sanjoanense (from the younger categories when he was 16).