Benfica announces offer has been made for £100 million linked Manchester United target Vinicius
A bid has been rejected by Benfica for Manchester United-linked forward Carlos Vinicius, according to reports in todays media.
Manchester United made the huge mistake during the summer transfer window and let Romelu Lukaku leave the club without going out and spending some serious money to try and bring in a replacement for the Belgian powerhouse.
However, despite all the speculation and rumours suggesting that United were keen nail down a permanent striker in the January window, they ultimately decided to bring Odion Ighalo to the club until the end of the season.
However, there is even more speculation suggesting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a more long-term solution to Odion Ighalo and has targeted a new striker in the summer transfer window, with Vinicius on the list.
The Brazilian striker heads the Portuguese scoring charts with 15 goals in 19 Primeira Liga appearances – and 20 from 33 games in all competitions, and he has already attracted interest from Liverpool.
Lisbon media recently claimed Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign the striker during the close season, and is ready to make the move to the Brazilian hitman.
Now Benfica chief Luis Filipe Vieira says the club have rejected an offer from an unnamed club for the 25-year-old, but says it will take at least €100m for them to consider selling.
“I received an offer of €60m (£53.45m) for Vinicius and did not sell. He is priced at €100m,” he told BTV.
“If it weren’t for the pandemic, Benfica would have had two players sold for €100m each.”
Look, there is no doubt that Manchester United do need to strengthen in key areas of the pitch as they are a bit short in some areas, but there is no need to delve into that transfer kitty and make a massive £100 million offer for Vinicus.
the lad is very talented yes, but he is not worth that kind of money just yet.