Man Utd identify new right-back target to compete with Antonio Valencia

According to a report from Italian outlet Calciomercato, a number of Premier League clubs are expressing an interest in the signing of Joao Cancelo, who is on loan at Inter Milan from Valencia.

Calcelo, 23, is a right-back but can perform equally as good on the opposite flank. He made the move to the San Siro, amid links with clubs such as Juventus and Manchester United.

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Misfortunate circumstances saw Calcelo out injured until October, although he worked his way beack into the team and has gone on to make 24 Serie A appearances – 18 of those being starts.

He has scored 1 goal and recorded 3 assists during his time in Itlay.

Due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, Inter Milan are reportedly hesitant to pay the £35 million redemption clause agreed with Valencia at the beginning of the season to make the deal permanent.

Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romero, who previously contributed to Stretty News, claims a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, are monitoring the Nerazzurri loanee.

Antonio Valencia turns 33 this summer and could do with back-up and competition in the right-back role. The Ecuador international had a better campaign last term.

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  1. Valencia does not need competition for his place he needs replacing, He has done well in the position but age is now against him being fully effective dashing up and down the pitch, he should be a back up now not first choice.

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