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A player who has been constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months, James Rodriguez is one you can bet will appear more and more in the Manchester United gossip columns as we enter another transfer window (via Daily Mail).
The 20-year-old has been highly impressive for Porto this season and, despite his meagre age, has already established himself as one of the club’s strongest assets.
It’s no secret that Sir Alex Ferguson is a fan of buying players in their youth, nurturing them as much around his own philosophies as possible.
This season, Manchester United’s wings have perhaps been one of the Red Devils’ most disappointing areas, and regardless of the huge talent they possess there, the likes of Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Nani have largely struggled to fire on all cylinders.
As a result, the English giants may just look for reinforcements in that area of the pitch, and Colombian Rodriguez would certainly seem to fit the bill.
Porto have really proven themselves as a production line of talent in recent years, plucking potential superstars from relative obscurity before watching them grow and then selling them for a big profit.
If speculation is anything to go by, Manchester United are certainly interested in making that the case once more, but the Red Devils will need to shed out a large sum for the youngster.