Manchester United-linked Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa DROPS major HINT on future
Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa has expressed his desire to remain at Porto despite rumors linking him to Manchester United. There is speculation about his potential move to the Premier League, and he has received significant backing to leave Portugal ahead of the upcoming season. With David de Gea’s uncertain future at United due to several mistakes this season.
Diogo Costa Transfer: In the face of Manchester United rumours, Portuguese custodian Diogo Costa claimed he ‘hopes to continue’ at Porto.With ties to a move to the Premier League, Costa has received strong support to leave Portugal before the upcoming season. After multiple mistakes this season, David de Gea’s future at United is uncertain.
Costa, though, has expressed his wish to stay at Porto and is not paying much heed to the reports. When questioned by reporters about the United discussion, he stated: “That’s the internet. It is a happiness and an honour to play for my favourite club. What they say is what they say, there is nothing concrete. I have a contract until 2027 and I hope to continue, let’s see.”
Regardless of the outcome of the decision over De Gea’s future, it is anticipated that the Red Devils will be looking to add another custodian this summer. The 23-year-old Portugal international Costa is reportedly a top target for the Red Devils in their recruitment process because of his potential to be a wise acquisition for both the short- and long-term future.
De Gea’s contract expires this month, although it is believed that a renewal with less favourable conditions is imminent. Erik ten Hag, emphasising that he wants competition in every position on the team, declined to name him as his No. 1 player for the next season.
As De Gea’s contract nears the end and he approaches free agency, questions are being raised about his continued stay at Old Trafford. He also continues to commit high-profile mistakes. When asked how De Gea fit into his plans, United manager Erik ten Hag responded as follows: “I will not say he’ll always be my No.1 because in a club like Man United there must be competition in all positions. You can’t do it with 11 players. It is impossible. You need double positions.”
The 23-year-old Costa, who is renowned for his footwork skills, has preserved 16 clean sheets for Porto this year, including the domestic cup final against Braga on Sunday. De Gea won the Golden Glove award from the Premier League and is regarded as having better footwork than the Spain international who now holds the No. 1 position at Old Trafford.