Manchester United have been the big spenders of the summer transfer window and it appears that there is still time, and money, left for just one more signing.
Following the high profile arrivals of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, United have started the new Premier League season in the manner reminiscent of the Alex Ferguson days. Two wins from two and perched at the top of the league table once more.
Not content to settle for his lot this summer, United manager José Mourinho has expressed his desire for one final defensive signing and it has been long reported that 22-year-old Monaco defender Fabinho is the man in his cross-hairs, with a potential €30 million bid in the pipeline for the specialist defender.
Without reaching the fever pitch level of speculation and publicity of the likes of Arsenal’s pursuit of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, United’s interest in Fabinho has simmered below the surface for a number of weeks.
Things now look set to boil over, however, as the social media activities of the young defender’s wife, Rebeca Tavares, appear to drop a massive hint that they could be Manchester bound.
Source: Instagram – Rebeca Tavares
While following the official Manchester United instagram account does not confirm a deal between the Brazil international and the Premier League club, fans might well suggest that this is too much to be a mere coincidence.
As ever, Mourinho remains tight lipped about the players he is chasing so for now, the United faithful must wait and see if there is anything more to this than mere social media musings.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena
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