Grimaldo set for £27m move to Napoli


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The January transfer window has only just opened, but already the new deals and exciting moves are rolling in. The latest big name move involves Benfica left back Alex Grimaldo, who will make a £27m move to Italian giants Napoli, according to the Sun.

The fullback progressed from the world famous Barcelona youth academy La Masia before making the move to Benfica back in 2015. He quickly established himself as an impressive young player with great attacking instincts to compliment his defensive ability, and has registered three assists in just nine league appearances this season.

The Spaniard has won two Primeira Liga titles with Benfica, and is now set for a new challenge in the Serie A. Napoli currently lead the Italian top flight by just one point over rivals Juventus, and they are unsurprisingly looking to bolster their squad in this window to continue their title challenge.

This news will come as a blow to Jose Mourinho, who was reportedly keen on bringing the 22-year old to Old Trafford. Manchester United have had their injury troubles in defence, and are also looking to offload current left back Luke Shaw.

With Grimaldo now on his way to Italy, a bid for either Alex Sandro or Danny Rose might be more likely from United in the coming weeks.