From Spain: Mourinho wants to sign gifted £51.4m-rated playmaker for Manchester United – Mendes to help deal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Valencia playmaker Andre Gomes to Old Trafford this summer, with super agent Jorge Mendes to facilitate the deal, according to reports in Spain.

Mundo deportivo reports (via Google Translate):

André Gomes expects Barca but not much

It has an offer from Juve and Mou wants Man U

And British media outlet, The Daily Star reports:

Club want £51.4m for star man… and think Jorge Mendes can sell him to Man United

It’s a huge amount of money for a 22-year-old and the eventual price may well come down to a more reasonable level.

But this is a player with the world at his feet.

The 6ft 2in midfielder moved from Benfica to Valencia on loan in 2014 before a permanent move the following season.

He has played 77 times already in La Liga and scored 9 goals.

But there is so much more to his game than goals. He’s got wonderful vision for one so young and, as you will see from the video, he is a player who looks as if the game is easy for him – he’s a natural.

He has cemented his place in the Portugal team too. Andre Gomes was selected for the final squad for EURO 2016 and played in the 1-1 draw with Albania which drew so much worldwide attention.

Manchester United need to reinvigorate the centre of their midfield and Gomes looks like a tasty option if the club can beat off the opposition to his signature.

Let’s see his highlights.