Sir Alex Ferguson willing to use Brazilian midfielder to lure Atletico Madrid youngster to Old Trafford?
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Atletico Madrid want Manchester United midfielder Anderson this summer.
The Spanish club are braced to sell keeper David de Gea – a United target – as well as strikers Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan.
They are determined to bring in a big signing and have Anderson top of their list.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Manchester United could be ready to swoop for rookie keeper David De Gea after Atletico Madrid confirmed they will let him leave if he wants to.
United are currently trying to identify a long-term successor for Edwin Van Der Sar, who is retiring at the end of the season.
De Gea, who has been nicknamed “Van De Gea” in reference to the 40-year-old Dutchman, has been suggested as a possible replacement at Old Trafford.
And Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has admitted they would not stand in De Gea’s way if he wants to join United.
“If De Gea asked to leave Atletico, the club is not going to close the door.”
There is growing speculation that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson would be willing to offer Brazilian international Anderson in a swap deal to land long term target David de Gea who, as this source states, is apparently very much available for transfer if the right bid comes in for the young Spaniard.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been looking across Europe for an able replacement for veteran Edwin van der Sar who is to retire this summer and the Old Trafford boss is known to be a big admirer of the 20 year old Atletico Madrid who has shown great maturity at the Vicente Calderon and is considered one of the best young keepers in the game.
It would seem reasonable to suggest that both players would be of similar value as midfielder Anderson has shown his quality during his four years at the club although he has had an up and down campaign this term and has started just eight Premier League matches this season.
A swap deal may suit all parties concerned although there are a number of other sides keen on bringing the Spanish Under 21 international although the Madrid born goalie may well be tempted by a move to the Premier League side as it is unlikely he would leave to join either of La Liga’s ‘big two’.