Manchester United’s hope of signing the Lazio starlet Felipe Anderson, confirmed by Lazio president Claudio Lotito. The Brazilian international is renowned for his quick style of play and pace, and also has showed that he versatile, having featured as a striker, winger and an attacking midfielder. The footballinsider247 also claims that the deal could be secured if United are ready to invest a whopping 47 million euros for the player.
This surprising statement came after a failed bid of around 37 million euros made by Manchester United in January. Even after the bid was rejected, it was reported that Manchester United sent scouts to watch the Brazilian play. Now the club president himself has revealed that the attacker could move to Old Trafford.
“I signed Felipe Anderson for €8m and have already re-sold him for €60m,” Claudio Lotito said as per reports. “Next year he will go to Manchester United.”
The news however, has not gone down too well for United fans as they have left frustrated to see another unproven talent arrive at Old Trafford. Here are some tweets.
The 22-year-old Brazilian started his senior career with Santos FC where he scored nine goals from 106 appearances for the club across all competitions. In 2013, he joined Lazio for a reported fee of 8 million euros, and has scored 19 goals for the club.
The player is also known for his shooting abilities from long distances, and is equally powerful with both his legs, which draws comparison with Santi Cazorla and David Villa.
He also made a senior debut for Brazilian national team, when he made his entry from bench in Copa America 2015, after making impressive performances for Brazil U21 and Brazil U18 team.
Manchester United are also tracking another Seria A player, Mauro Icardi, if the move for the Brazilian fails. But the future of Louis Van Gaal still undecided, it is early to draw conclusion on the reported transfer to happen.