Manchester United and AC Milan are ready to go to battle for a young Sporting Lisbon star. Gelson Martins, a 21-year-old up-and-coming winger, has been the subject of months of scouting missions by the Red Devils. The Express report that Jose Mourinho has competition from Milan boss Vincenzo Montella.
Martins impressed in his club’s 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Having broken into the first team in the first half of 2015, Martins became a firm fixture in the starting eleven last season.
His reputation has continued to rise this season.
He’s the latest in a long line of exciting Sporting Lisbon academy prospects. That decorated list of graduates includes Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani. You might have noticed that those two players were signed by United for big money.
Having missed out on Benfica starlet Renato Sanches, the Red Devils will be keen on securing the services of Portugal international Martins.