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Exit Confirmed: Manchester United Take Lead to Sign £66 Million-Rated ‘World Class’ Star

Diogo Costa

Manchester United appear to have taken the lead to sign FC Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa in the summer window, claims Portuguese outlet A Bola. The Red Devils are yet to announce a new contract for David de Gea, even though talks are reportedly going on over an extension.

Manchester United Take Lead Over Diogo Costa Transfer

Costa Set to Make Premier League Move

It was recently reported that the Portuguese goalkeeper was seen ‘saying his goodbye’ to the FC Porto fans after their final home game of the season against Vitoria de Guimaraes – which was seen as a sign that he’d be leaving.

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A Bola states that Costa has decided that he will leave the club to make a move to the Premier League in the summer and a deal should be finalised after the Portuguese FA Cup final between Porto and Braga, which took place last week.

The Red Devils are claimed to be the front-runners for his signing as they have reportedly been monitoring his development at the Portugal club since last year itself, even before he played at the Qatar World Cup for the national team.

It’s added that the 23-year-old could become teammates with national colleagues Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot next season by making a move to Old Trafford and prove more competition for the number one spot.

United Have Nice History of Transfers With FC Porto

Fortunately for the Red Devils, they actually share a pretty healthy relationship with FC Porto when it comes to signing players from them. They signed Dalot in 2018 for a relatively decent fee and have done business with the Manchester side multiple times over the last few decades.

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If Costa really pushes for a transfer and if United are ready to pay their demands, which is reported to be around £66 million, the Portuguese giants will probably have no choice but to sell him. The 23-year-old goalkeeper was praised by Diogo Dalot earlier this season, with the right-back claiming that his national team partner has ‘world-class’ potential in him.


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