Red Devils have been scouting the attacker for some time now.
Premier League champions Manchester United have already opened talks with young Cruzeiro star Everton Ribeiro about a possible move to Old Trafford in the new year, according to the player’s agent in the Metro.
The former Brazil Under-20 international is having a wonderful campaign in his national league, so much so that Ribeiro is now considered to be the best young talent to have come of the country since Neymar left to join FC Barcelona.
Ribeiro, who helped Cruzeiro win last season’s domestic championship, has already managed to register an impressive five goals and eight assists in total in his 30 matches so far in this campaign.
And now the 24-year-old’s representative has revealed that he has already travelled to Manchester to open discussions with the Red Devils over a possible deal for Ribeiro, who has a contract with Cruzeiro that runs until June 30 2016.
“Manchester United want him,” said agent Robson Ferreira.
“David Moyes has been impressed. I’ve already been to England and talked personally with them.
“In United’s opinion, he is the complete midfielder.”
As a result, it is expected that the Brazilian club will seek a fee of at least £15 million for their star man if United do now come calling when the winter transfer window opens in January.
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