Manchester United ‘have made their move for Monaco defender Vanderson with the £52m-rated Brazilian set to leave the French side’… but Barcelona ‘are also keen on the right-back and have already had an approach rejected’
- Manchester United will reportedly rival Barcelona for the signing of Vanderson
- The promising Brazilian right back, 21, has impressed at French side Monaco
- United and Barca are thought to have approached Monaco for him this summer
- Philippe Clement’s side rebuffed the interest but may sell Vanderson next year
- Monaco are believed to rate the former Gremio defender at around £52million
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Manchester United will rival Barcelona for the signing of Monaco defender Vanderson, according to reports in Spain.
The Brazilian right back has impressed at Stade Louis II since joining the French side on New Year’s Day from Gremio for around £9.5million.
And Sport claim that despite United and Barca’s approaches being knocked back this summer, they will return next year to try to sign the promising defender.
Manchester United will reportedly rival Barcelona to sign Monaco defender Vanderson (right)
The 21-year-old right-back has impressed for Monaco since his move from Gremio in January
Barcelona made their interest known in mid-August, when manager Xavi made it clear he does not want Sergino Dest.
But sporting director Mateu Alemany was quoted an asking price of £52m, putting the brakes on the move, with Monaco unwilling to sell Vanderson only six months after signing him. Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag received the same response.
However, it is believed they would be more open to selling him in summer 2023, putting United, the Spanish giants and Premier League side Newcastle on high alert.
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag (pictured) was reportedly quoted a price of £52million this summer, but it is believed the French side will be more willing to sell the Brazilian next summer
United’s £50m right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is out of favour, with Diogo Dalot, 23, currently the only real option on that side.
The attack-minded, powerful and dynamic 21-year-old Vanderson, renowned for his passing and crossing ability and who is reportedly considered one of the most promising players in his position in Europe, signed a new five-year deal in August.
He could be the future of Brazil’s national team after the World Cup, with Dani Alves now 39, Emerson Royal showing inconsistent form at Tottenham and Marquinhos, who can play at right back, better suited to centre half.