According to numerous reports, Premier League giants Manchester United have not yet initiated contact with Sporting Lisbon with regard to the club’s alleged interest in midfielder Pedro Goncalves.
The 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder has proven himself to be a key member of the Sporting Lisbon squad, having already found the back of the net 11 times in as many games. With Goncalves at their disposal, the Portuguese club is currently on top of the Primeira Liga table with 32 points; a clear four points above the second-placed FC Porto.
Goncalves proved to be precisely the midfield maestro that the club needed following Bruno Fernandez’s departure to the Red Devils during last season’s January transfer window. Fernandez has since become a fan favorite at Old Trafford, leading the club’s scoring charts with 11 goals in the league this season.
While multiple media outlets in England continue to report Manchester United’s interest in the Portuguese midfielder, Portuguese outlet Record has refuted such claims, explaining that neither club has confirmed any such interest in the player.
Furthermore, Goncalves’s agent has been rumored to deny the possibility of the youngster leaving Sporting in the January transfer window, explaining that his top priority at the moment is to help his team win the Primeira Liga this season.