According to reports from The Express yesterday, United are attempting to revive a swoop for Lazio’s Brazilian international winger Felipe Anderson having seen a £28 million bid rejected last summer.
With the player having since signed a new contract with the Rome giants that will take him through until 2020, the Red Devils would have to pay top dollar to now prise him away from the Stadio Olimpico but United aren’t being swayed by this at present.
With the player boasting a £56 million release clause, we think this fee is even too much for United to consider given the winger has only just burst onto the scene in the last season or so but there’s no doubting he’s a quality player.
What’s more, with United missing out on the signing of Pedro to replace Angel Di Maria in the summer, there is space in the Red Devils’ squad for an additional winger like Anderson although the development of the likes of Jesse Lingard would suffer if he was brought in.
United fans would just hope Felipe Anderson was rather more successful than the former United namesake Anderson who now plies his trade back in Brazil with Internacional.
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