£30m transfer offer prepared by Manchester United for Brazilian starlet

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Manchester United are preparing a bid to bring Felipe Anderson to Old Trafford from Lazio this summer

Felipe Anderson Manchester United
Felipe Anderson

In 2011, Felipe Anderson was our second article in the Rough Diamonds series and now after a excellent season at Lazio he is being linked with the very best in Europe. According to The Sun,Van Gaal has told Ed Woodward to lodge a bid for the exciting midfielder who helped Lazio reach the Champions League for the 2015-16 season.

Felipe was born into a lower middle class family in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, on the 15th of April, 1993. His first steps as a footballer took place there before he was spotted by Coritiba. A move to the southern club followed as he became a part of their youth scheme. It wasn’t long before the talented child caught the attention of Santos’ scouts who whisked him off to São Paulo. Now at one of the best youth setups in the country, Felipe Anderson developed well as he played alongside a now familiar name in the form of Neymar. The two formed a great partnership in Santos’ junior teams, before Neymar’s meteoric rise to the first team in 2007.

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The 22 year old moved to Lazio in 2013 for a nominal fee. In his second season,Felipe has been a revelation for Lazio with his electric pace and his technical ability. Physically a strong player,Felipe Anderson will be a good fit at Manchester United with his pace and direct running ability.

Manchester United have been active in this transfer window as they seek to strengthen their side for campaign in Europe and to win trophies domestically too. Louis Van Gaal seeks to address the balance of the squad which is quite lopsided at the moment and also sell quite a few players who are no more the level Manchester United aspire to be at.

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