Premier League transfer news today: Barcelona ignore Messi’s fear and attempt to sign Chelsea star, Manchester United urged to sign two top defenders and more - January 21, 2019
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#5 Graham Hunter thinks United will sign Eder Militao
Manchester United have been linked with a plethora of defenders over the last few months. However, despite all that, the Red Devils failed to sign a single centre-back in the last summer window but might finally get one if Graham Hunter is to be believed.
According to him, Manchester United are very impressed with Eder Militao due to his speed and physicality. He also added that should the Old Trafford outfit not sign him in this window, they will try to acquire him in the summer.
“They like his speed, they like the simplicity of his game, they like his physique and it seems clear that he won’t be much longer at Porto," Hunter said.
“If it doesn’t happen in this window, I would expect it to happen in the summer for sure barring a very bad injury on the part of the player.”
Hunter then went on to state that while Porto were the ones who brought him from Brazil, scouts from top clubs are still looking at him and have been impressed with how he has adapted to European football – especially in the Champions League.
“He’s a player who’s been scouted by top clubs in Europe last summer, but Porto had been prepared to take him out of Sao Paolo and obviously the top clubs have continued to scout him.
“They’re now watching him play Champions League players and play for Porto at the top of the Portuguese League.
“And they like even more what they see now he’s in Europe, he’s taken that step, he’s entered that adaptation process which can be quite difficult for South Americans.”