Manchester United are reportedly pushing ahead with the plans to appoint a Director of Football and have narrowed down their hunt just as No.1 target Luis Campos has become available.
After multiple costly missteps in the transfer market in the latest years, United’s hierarchy have been interested in installing an established, proven head of recruitment to overhaul their approach.
Ex-manager Jose Mourinho had long called for a change in the structure of the Old Trafford outfit, with the majority of Premier League and European clubs having a Director of Football – or equivalent role – to oversee recruitment.
Now the Red Devils finally appear to be close to appointing someone for the position, with The Daily Record revealing the board have drawn up a final five-man wishlist of experienced names.
Chief among them is Luis, who has unearthed countless world-class talents during his career – most notably in recent seasons with Monaco and Lille – and has made huge profits on the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe.
Crucially, the Portuguese talent-spotter is now free to switch to the Premier League, having officially left his role with Les Dogues on Friday.
According to Record Sport, Luis is attracted to the idea of testing himself in the Premier League and is intrigued by the prospect of having the lure of the world’s biggest division behind him when trying to attract stars.
Two other names Red Devils are looking at are Paul Mitchell – who has a stunning recruitment record at Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, RB Leipzig and now Les Monegasques – as well as Ajax’s Marc Overmars.