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Sir Jim Ratcliffe set to approve record-breaking Man United transfer move to sign 19-year-old midfielder: report

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe is ready to give the thumbs up, for a huge Man United move to sign Joao Neves.

This summer will be INEOS’ first in charge of Manchester United. The Red Devils are looking to hit the ground running with Failsworth-born businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe at the helm.

It’s easier said than done given FFP and Premier League profit and sustainability rules, though you’d expect that United will have a decent transfer budget available. No doubt they’ll be hoping to bolster those funds through player sales.

Among the names linked with a potential Old Trafford transfer is Joao Neves. The man from Portugal has been mentioned in the media plenty of times as we gear up to this huge summer transfer window.

This Sunday, The Mirror have provided a new update, with journalist James Nursey sharing his latest information. Sky Sports News relayed the information. They state that United’s new part-owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is set to approve a record-breaking transfer to sign the 19-year-old midfielder.

It’s stated that Neves is now going to cost a little over £100m to acquire for the eventual winner of his signature. Given his immense talent and consistent improvement, it’s not too difficult to see why he’d command such a fee.

In terms of fit, Neves feels perfect to sit in that midfield alongside his countryman Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo. Although he’s not a direct replacement for Casemiro stylistically, that’s the way I see it panning out as things stand.

The problem United may have is beating out other clubs for Neves’ signature. United may not have Champions League football on the table, while other potential suitors may be able to offer him that.

Do you think a Man United move to sign Joao Neves would make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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