Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Manchester United target Nelson Semedo, according to reports.
Semedo, who joined Benfica back in 2013, has quickly established himself as a first-choice right back under Rui Vitória, making 24 appearances this season.
Man United have sent representatives to Lisbon to monitor the progress of both Victor Lindelof and Semedo in recent months.
And according to The Sun, Bayern have pin-pointed the youngster as a potential replacement for Philip Lahm in the coming years.
It looks as if both Bayern and United are barking up the wrong tree here.
Semedo, after all, has made it pointedly clear that, despite rumours linking him with moves away from Portugal, he is happy with his current predicament, noting in a recent interview: “I’m completely focused on Benfica and I’m hoping to continue here for many years to come.”
One can hardly blame the 23-year-old. Occupying the right-back slot at a Champions League side is indeed a more lucrative prospect than fighting Matteo Darmian for the role of second choice right back at Old Trafford. And you sense that a similar fate would await him at Bayern as well.
That said, he is certainly one to watch over the next few years.