Manchester United are back being linked to Croatian youngster Nikola Moro, this time by a totally different source.
Back in November, it was the French press who claimed that José Mourinho was keeping an eye on the 19-year-old, who’s constantly pointed out as Luka Modric’s successor.
And now it’s the Portuguese newspaper Record who mentions the Red Devils in a story which mostly reports Benfica’s interest in the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder.
According to the outlet, Benfica are monitoring the player for a couple of years now, and have him on a list of possible signings for the summer window.
The problem is, as reported by the Croatian media, Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk recently offered €15m to sign Moro, and had the bid rejected.
That’s a pretty bad sign for Benfica, since this amount is already considered too much for the Portuguese side to pay.
So maybe all Record do is bring Manchester United good news, because they basically say the Eagles are interested, but have no money to buy the player if Dinamo keep demanding that much.
Signing a player likened to Modric sounds like just what Jose Mourinho could need at Manchester United, but at 19 years of age perhaps Moro is at least a few years away from being able to have a real impact.