Club president admits offer has been rejected amid Man Utd interest in player

Manchester United are in the market for at least one midfielder this summer and the latest to be paired with a move to Old Trafford is Vitinha, the Porto midfielder.

Earlier this week, it was claimed that Vitinha was likely to make a move to the Premier League this summer, with Manchester United seen as a possible destination.

Speculation surrounding a move to Old Trafford have gained momentum in the last couple of days and Porto’s club president has now fuelled rumours by admitting that an offer has been rejected for the player.

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“There was a concrete offer, of considerable value, for Vitinha that we did not accept. And we referred them to the release clause, which is only way to take our player,” Pinto de Costa said, according to The Metro.

Vitinha is a versatile midfielder and the 22-year-old showcased his talents in the Premier League last season on loan at Wolverhampton, who failed in their bid to keep the promising player.

SN’s verdict…
Vitinha has joined Christian Eriksen and Frenkie de Jong in being linked with a move this week and if it wasn’t already clear, it’s becoming more and more obvious that sorting out the midfield is Erik ten Hag’s priority this summer.

Senior departures in that area have already been confirmed and Vitinha could help fill the hole left by Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata.

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