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.
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)
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.
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.