Man Utd plot move to sign Brazilian wonderkid linked with Roma

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag
Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. Photo by Shutterstock.

Manchester United are reportedly planning a move to sign Brazilian forward Marcos Leonardo, who has been closely linked with Roma.

Reports in La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest a cunning swoop is on the cards, as United aims to snatch Leonardo away from the clutches of the Italian outfit.

Roma, led by former United manager Jose Mourinho, has been chiseling away to formalize an agreement that would bring Leonardo to their ranks by January 2024.

With an impressive tally nearing 50 senior goals for Santos and an astonishing 15 goals in just 13 appearances for Brazil U20s, Leonardo’s reputation is skyrocketing.

The insider scoop reveals that United is geared up to deliver a decisive blow to Roma’s ambitions. Their proposed countermove packs a financial punch, eclipsing Roma’s bid with a staggering offer of £17 million as a fixed fee and an additional £4.2 million in alluring add-ons.