After losing star players Fabio Viera and Vitinha this summer, Sergio Conceicao has been eager to add reinforcements to his squad. According to the Portuguese newspaper Record, they are on the verge of signing promising Portuguese centre-back David Carmo from Braga for a fee of around £17 million. The Primeira Liga champions have reached an agreement with league rivals Braga for the transfer of 22-year-old central defender Carmo, which will see the central defender sign a five-year contract in the coming days, with the relevant medicals booked in and personal terms already agreed.
The announcement of the transfer should happen in the next 24-48 hours, with Carmo becoming a Dragon and signing a contract until June 2027. With the departure of Chancel Mbemba, FC Porto are keen to reinforce their defence making his impending arrival a timely one for the club in preparation for their title defence, and another Champions League campaign at the Estadio do Dragao.
The Portuguese defender was recently called up to the national squad by Fernando Santos but did not see any game action. The Braga defender would give the national team a more imposing presence in defence, with it surely only being a matter of time until he wins his first international cap.
Carmo is an imposing defender who wins the majority of his aerial duels, making him a vital weapon for defending and attacking set-pieces. His ability to defend first will have undoubtedly appealed to Conceicao and Santos, making the promising defender a wanted man.