Old Trafford boss hopes to land Santos youngster.
Man United are reportedly considering a late bid to sign Santos midfielder Ganso as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to further strengthen his midfield and add to the youthful talent he has already purchased and the maturing players who have come through the club’s own academy set up.
Ferguson has been scouting the Brazilian international for some time now and will reportedly consider meeting the apparent £25m asking price that has been attached to the 21 year old but would then seek to have the player loaned out for the coming season either resulting in the player staying in his homeland or farmed out in Europe.
With the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea all being linked with the rangy playmaker the Old Trafford boss is keen to beat his rivals to the punch, hence his reported willingness to potentially allow Ganso to remain at Santos until at least January.
The Man United boss has been bringing in youthful players to help the club in it’s transition as a number of Ferguson’s old guard call it a day. Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Edwin van der Sar all retired and Ryan Giggs is also nearing the end of his glittering career and 32 year old Rio Ferdinand is suffering with injury concerns.
Over the past 18 months Ferguson has brought in the likes of Javier Hernandez, Chris Smalling, David de Gea and Phil Jones and given youngster Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck more first action and Man United chief executive has stated that funds are available for another summer signing.
Man United have been strongly linked with moves to bring in a goal-scoring midfielder and apparently showed real interest in Samir Nasri, Wesley Sneijder and Luka Modric but appear to now further a move with more long term potential.
Ganso appears to be the man to fill that gap, having netted 26 goals for Santos over the past two and a bit seasons. The youngster would surely relish the chance to move to the Premier League champions and join his fellow Brazilians Rafael, Fabio and Anderson at Old Trafford.