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Portuguese side double the release clause of talented 21-year-old Man United target

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SC Braga double the release clause for Manchester United target David Carmo

Manchester United had been linked with a move for SC Braga defender David Carmo.

The 21-year-old has been in excellent form for Braga of late. In fact, the Portuguese side is second in the Primeira Liga only behind Benfica.

According to Portuguese outlet A Bola (h/t The Mirror), the youngster will cost United double of what he would have done had we moved for him this summer.

Manchester United are interested in David Carmo
Manchester United are interested in David Carmo

Reports linking the player to a move to Old Trafford emerged a day after he penned fresh terms with Braga. It has now been suggested that his release clause was doubled from €20million to €40million.

If the reports are true, it would represent a significant investment for a player with undoubted potential but still finding his feet at the top level.

The youngster is not short of suitors and was a subject of interest from Roma and Fiorentina in the summer. Despite staying put, he continues to attract attention from across Europe. (h/t Daily Star)

Maguire lacks a dependable partner
Maguire lacks a dependable partner (Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign a left-sided centre-back to partner skipper Harry Maguire at the back. While Carmo fits the bill, United will need to sell before they can buy. (h/t Daily Star)

This is because of the plethora of options we have available at centre-back. It includes the likes of Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, and Marcos Rojo.

Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are the favourites to make way
Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are the favourites to make way

Of the lot, Jones and Rojo appear to be the favourites to make way for Carmo. (h/t The Mirror)

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Carmo has made some sensational displays for both Braga and Portugal. He was a part of the Portugal Under-19 side that won the U-19 European Championship in 2018.