United could be on the verge of signing a new midfielder according to the latest reports.
The mail notes:
The 18-year-old Benfica ace has a buy-out clause of nearly £60million but United are negotiating hard. It is the second time they have met officials of the Lisbon club, after watching Sanches in three of his last four games.
Benfica have put a high price on the teenager but are expected to sell for around half that £60m sum, with add-ons.
£60 million for an 18 year-old may seem excessive- well, let’s face it- it is but as we’ve seen with Anthony Martial sometimes taking an expensive punt on a teenager can prove worth it. While United do have a huge war chest more often than not the Reds have gone for younger players on the cusp of greatness rather than established stars. Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and David De Gea are three examples of players who while costly were bought more for their potential.