Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano names ideal CB signing for Man United with Josko Gvardiol comparison

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Transfer news expert Fabrizio Romano has had his say on who would be the ideal signing at centre-back for Manchester United.

Writing in his exclusive column for the Daily Briefing, Romano discussed Man Utd’s priorities in the transfer market for the near future, explaining that a new top defender was likely to be on their agenda.

The likes of Jean-Clair Todibo and Edmond Tapsoba seem to be on the Red Devils’ radar, but Romano says he’s a particular fan of Benfica youngster Antonio Silva.

The 19-year-old is emerging as one of Europe’s biggest talents, and Romano believes it could represent the chance for United to do a Josko Gvardiol-esque deal.

“Next for United will likely be a centre-back, that’s one of their priorities for 2024,” Romano said.

“Jean-Clair Todibo and Edmond Tapsoba are players they like, but in my opinion Benfica’s Antonio Silva would probably be the stand-out option.

Antonio Silva in action for Benfica

“I really love him as a player, the perfect opportunity for any club looking for talented CB as was the case with Josko Gvardiol last year – it’s exactly the same kind of opportunity.

“It’s not a bargain as such, but it could be a smart investment for a top talent.”

It remains to be seen if MUFC will definitely sign the Portugal international, but it certainly seems like he’s a player worth watching, with other top clubs around Europe perhaps also doing well to monitor him and try to enter the running for his signature some time soon.

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