The problem Manchester United is facing this season includes poor performance from their midfield. As the January transfer window is barely three days away, they are making themselves prepared to sign some big names once again. The under pressure manager Louis Van Gaal has hinted that lots of changes will come in his Manchester United squad after this transfer window.
For bolstering the midfield, LVG’s favorite was James Rodriguez, who was Real Madrid’s most expensive transfer last season. James is also providing Real Madrid with quality performances. Thus, Real Madrid has made it very clear that they have no intention to sell the highly rated Colombian. As an alternative, United wants to sign Felipe Anderson. In 2013 Lazio signed him from Santos. Since then Anderson has been one of the key players in Lazio midfield.
In Serie A, Lazio is still a title contender and can lift the Scudetto if they perform a bit better in the second half of the season. It is highly unlikely that they will let go one of their key players who has been performing well.
Manchester United has reportedly tried to sign Anderson since the summer transfer window. They are going to try to convince Lazio once again in the coming days. Lazio has expressed that they will not sell Felipe Anderson unless Manchester United pays a mammoth 45m for the Brazilian. The negotiations are still going on. Reliable sources have said that the player is keen on joining Manchester United. It is expected that in the upcoming transfer window Manchester United will meet the demands of Lazio and will bring the Brazilian at Old Trafford. According to rumors, LVG would like to sell some players to fund the money to bring Felipe.
So far, the Brazilian has been serving Lazio quite well. The 22 year old midfielder have scored four goals and assisted one in this season. Also his defensive abilities have made the Lazio midfield a much stronger one. The fans will certainly be delighted if LVG can make this deal.