Leipzig, Man Utd set to rival Real for Benfica forward - FCNaija

German Bundesliga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/01/2018


Leipzig and Manchester United are set to rival Real Madrid for Benfica striker Umaro Embalo, according to report.

Manchester United want the teenager and are hopeful to see out competition from rivals to secure his deal and bring him to Old Trafford this month.

But reports in O Jogo says RB Leipzig is now in good position to land Embalo with €13m bid lodged and the offer also include a  hefty percentage of any sale should in case the striker is sold in the future.

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Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested in signing the striker, but the Portugal under 17 striker now favours a move to the German outfit where he believes he will have a steady development.

Embalo's agent Catio Balde dismissed talk last month that United was close to recruiting him.

Balde said then: "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, according to The Sun.

Interestingly, Embalo met personally last week Dietrich Mateschitz, an executive with Red Bull, the owners of RBL.