Manchester United are reportedly keen on signing Brazil Under-21 international Felipe Anderson.
The 22-year-old, who plays for Serie A side Lazio, is a rising star of the game and has been linked with a number of top sides this summer. United’s main rivals for the midfielder would be Chelsea, with Mourinho another big fan of the player who managed 10 goals and 7 assists this season. It is reported that Anderson could cost around £30 million, a large fee considering he has only had 1 full season on the big stage.
Reports last week suggested that Lazio are interested in United striker Robin van Persie, a deal which could help in Felipe Anderson’s move materialise, although Lazio have since denied their interest in Van Persie and suggestions of a swap deal is more than likely far too early to contemplate.
Anderson started his career in Brazil and made 61 appearances for Santos before joining Lazio in 2013 for a fee of around £5 million. He has since made his name for the Serie A club and hence attracted many big clubs.
A quick, agile and technical player with an eye for goal, Felipe Anderson ticks all the boxes for any club wanting a forward man. Strength is not a major factor of his game, but his blistering pace is enough to make him a nightmare for any defender. That’s not all, the youngster is massively versatile, and is capable of playing as a forward or a winger on either side, as well as playing in his favoured position as an attacking midfielder.