Juventus defender Alex Sandro has reportedly agreed his personal terms ahead of a move to Manchester United, according to reports.
Alex Sandro has been a benchmark player for the Italian club and has been outstanding since joining Juve in 2015. And his string of performances has attracted Manchester United, who are ready to swoop the Brazilian on a deal around £53 million.
But transfer expert Duncan Castles has surmised that Sandro has agreed his personal terms with the Manchester Club.
Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast: “This summer United have decided to go for Alex Sandro.”
“They have put a deal in place with the player, the player wants to (join) and Juventus are holding out for up to 60 million euros (£53m). They (Juventus) have seen the market and are thinking they can cash in big time,” he added.
Daily Star also reports that the former Porto star was under the radar of Chelsea, but United boss Jose Mourinho was adamant to bring him at Old Trafford and in now United have leapfrogged Chelsea and are set to land Sandro from Juventus. There have been speculations that the player himself pushed for a move to Old Trafford as he will have Champions League football and a guaranteed start in the games.
Sandro’s arrival means United will let go Luke Shaw, who never really lived up to his potentials after a massive transfer from Southampton. Shaw is poised to join Everton or Newcastle while another left back Daley Blind, who will be going back to Ajax this summer.
With Juventus aiming to pull off a gigantic and historic transfer as they are on course to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, Sandro’s big money departure will definitely help them to the cause.
Ronaldo is poised to leave Real Madrid
United are also linked with a move for Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri, as The Sun report that Manchester United are set to snap up Shaqiri in a £12 million deal.