Umaro Embalo hasn’t signed for Manchester United, insists agent of 16-year-old forward

Umaro Embalo hasn’t signed for Manchester United, insists agent of 16-year-old forward

Umaro Embalo’s agent has categorically denied that the young Benfica forward has signed for Manchester United.

It was reported earlier this week that the 16-year-old had joined Man United, with Portuguese outlet Record providing the story.

Though there is clearly interest from United, Embalo’s agent said in no uncertain terms that his client had not joined the Reds.

“Nothing is done,” he told A Bola, “and the conversation, nobody communicated anything to me, nor to the parents. He has interest from several clubs, because he is an asset of Benfica and has gone down this route well.”

“I can say that all the great clubs in Europe have already asked for information about Umaro, from Germany, England, Spain, France.

“If he’s going to Manchester is something that I don’t know at all, but it’s true that we have already met with Benfica and Manchester, there is no agreement, but there are conversations.”

Embalo had been linked to United back in October after impressing chief scout Javier Ribalta and academy man John Murtagh during United’s UEFA Youth League fixtures against Benfica. Embalo has scored once and assisted another in 65 minutes of Youth League action this season, making three appearances off the substitutes bench.

He’s a Portugal under-17 international and has previously been linked with Real Madrid. At 16, he’s playing for Benfica’s under-19s fairly regularly. Should United manage to bring him to the club, it will likely cost them millions for a talent from a giant like Benfica.<!—Article End–>

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