Old Trafford side complete signing of teenage midfielder.
Manchester United have signed Brazilian youngster Lucas Evangelista in a deal that is due to be completed early next year according to Brazil football website Pitaco do gringo’s. The player may come to Manchester and train with United’s youth teams before the transfer is finished in order to familiarise himself with his new club and surroundings.
The transfer can only be finalised when the player turns 18 which isn’t until Febraury. He’s very well regarded in Brazil and competed in the Sao Paulo Cup – an under 18 competition – at the age of 16.
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Man United clearly have a burgeoning scouting system in operation in Brazil as the Old Trafford side are also reportedly looking to bring in another trio of young talents to join the club’s academy.
By all accounts Lucas Evangelista is a versatile young midfielder who can play in a holding and combative forward thinking role and is highly rated by those in the know. The former Sao Paulo man’s imminent arrival is yet more evidence that Sir Alex Ferguson is continually looking to the future and his youthful transfer policy has worked wonders in recent seasons.
The arrivals of Javier Hernandez, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and David de Gea have all shown that the Premier League champions are adhering to a more cost effective policy that looks to bring in the best young talent from around the world as opposed to spending large sums on established stars.
Lucas Evangelista will join his fellow countrymen Anderson, Fabio and Rafael at Old Trafford.
The teenager may well stay with Deportivo Brasil in the short term as Man United look to secure a work permit for their new addition.