RB Leipzig hijack Man United deal

Man United & Umaro Embalo

Last week the rumour mill sped up as reports claimed Man United had ‘signed’ Umaro Embalo.

Embalo, who plays for Benfica, is one of the hottest properties around and Manchester United have had success in the past in signing wingers from Portugal.

Amongst those are Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani. Whilst the less said about Bebe the better.

Yet, every since the Embalo to Man United story broke, it’s become clear that the early claims were false.

Despite all the reports, there were no updates from either Benfica, Manchester United or Umaro Embalo that the young winger has signed for Manchester United.

And Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira has also poured cold water on the deal.

RB Leipzig make their move

On Tuesday, the Umaro Embalo story has taken a twist.

According to Portuguese paper A Bola, via Bild, RB Leipzig are now readying their bid for the Benfica starlet.

It’s believed that RB Leipzig will offer Benfica a staggering 13 million euros for 16-year-old Embalo.

That’s far higher that the five million pounds Man United were rumoured to be offering the Eagles.

It’s unclear at this stage whether that RB Leipzig bid will convince Benfica to sell their young talent.

Embalo has already scored five goals in 12 appearances for his club and has 15 goals in 18 appearances for Portugal’s U17s.

Man United v Newcastle

This weekend in the Premier League, Man United will host Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Newcastle head to the Theatre of Dreams on the back of a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Bournemouth just before the international break. That match was settled by a 92nd minute winner from Steve Cook from a corner.

Had Newcastle beaten Bournemouth, the Magpies could have broken into the Premier League top six.

The defeat dropped the Toon down to 11th instead.

As for Man United, they are second in the table after a 1-0 defeat at Chelsea. United are eight points adrift of Man City.

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