Manchester United are set to splash the cash on Lazio superstar Felipe Anderson in a bid to bolster the squad’s creativity in midfield, according to reports from Goal.
The Brazil international has been under Louis Van Gaal’s radar ever since the Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford and now he appears ready to trigger Felipe Anderson’s £35million buyout clause and make the Lazio star United’s first signing of the January transfer window.
Manchester United are seriously lacking some creativity in the middle of the park, and Felipe Anderson is one player that can change things for the Red Devils.
He possesses great pace and technique as well as high levels of consistency; he would definitely be a perfect fit for the Premier League.
United spent close to £100million in the summer, but they are once again in the market for players that will help them mount a viable top-four challenge.
United re-opened talks with Lazio over a deal for Anderson just about 10 days ago, and Manchester United chairperson Ed Woodward has expressed his full backing for Van Gaal to go ahead with the transfer.
The Red Devils are ready to meet the buy-out clause and will pay a fee of £35 million for a player who only just recently came onto the international scene with the Brazilian national team having earned his first senior call-up in June.
Anderson, 22, will not be able to feature for United in the Europa League as he as has already played for times for Lazio in the competition.
The Brazil international has bagged five goals for Lazio already this season, and he’ll be looking to take the Premier League by storm if United manage to lure him to Old Trafford.
Earlier this season Van Gaal highlighted the lack of pace and creativity as United’s main problems with the Red Devils not living up to expectations this term.
With United’s summer signings showing nothing but inconsistency LVG is expected to be in for a couple of Marquee signings during the January transfer window.