Manchester United boosted in signing €10m midfielder

Manchester United boosted in signing €10m midfielder


Lucas SilvaManchester United’s hope of signing Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva has been further boosted after the player admitted that he would leave his native club in Brazil to play in Europe.

The Daily Mail earlier reported that 20-time English champions are chasing the Brazilian midfielder, who is believed to be one of the most talented players in South America. Now the 21-year-old has dropped a major hint that he could leave his current employers before in this summer transfer window.

“I have the dream of playing in Europe, but I don’t want to leave Cruzeiro the wrong way,” Sky Sports quoted Silva as saying.

“I was developed by Cruzeiro. If it’s not something good for me or Cruzeiro, it won’t be bad to stay here.”

“My agents make me aware when there is something, when some teams talk or make contact.

“They assure me they handle this and that I have to worry about what happens on the pitch. I have to do my work well at Cruzeiro so people will still talk about me outside Brazil,” he added.

According to Sky Sports, Silva is valued to be around €10m and Louis van Gaal could sanction the money in bringing the midfielder to Old Trafford before the deadline day.

Meanwhile, Silva’s agent Luis Rocha has also confirmed interest from the Red Devils – but admitted there has been no official contact.

“There are not many details that I can tell you, but I can confirm that I was approached by people linked to Manchester United. We are now just waiting for the official proposal,” Rocha told Super Esportes.


PHOTO: Mario Balotelli holding the Liverpool shirt
PHOTO: Mario Balotelli at Liverpool's Melwood training ground ahead of his £16m move


  1. If Manutd can buy him its cool. But I think we should bring in Di maria +Vidal + Blind is okay. What we need is creative players. After that LVG should drop Ashley young and cleverley from utd squad. Use Rafael and powell instead. Sell young,cleverley,welbeck. Our defence is poor and spirit of our playing is low. So 3.5.2 wil nt work. I think 4.4.2 or 4.5.1 is better. I pray our players recover quickly from injuries. Last thing Januzaj should be starting our game. He is good.

  2. I saw(Lucas Silva) play …he is definately good prospect for us ….Only thing is we have to sell the dummy players like cleverly…..
    United should get a quality centerback ….Benathia or Ron vlaar or .Kostas manolas…get a midfield hunks like Vidal ,’de jong or guarin or khedhira or carvalho……

  3. Mc brain,i think u shud delete d name vidal from ur post,am begining to hate that guy,a player juventus thought is a god if he comes united.i hate to hear that name now.i think united shud be after players who realy love to play for dis club wt passion.My Ever Dream Line Up is…Di maria+cuadrado+dejong+blind.thats my dream signing to lignten up our wings again.dimaria wil play eleven and cuadrado wil play seven,while blind+rojo+shaw wil be @my back.future line up.degea+shaw+blind+dimaria+cuadrado+mata+harrera+dejong+rooney and vam persie.dispose young,valencia,welbeck,cleverly,fellaini.check my dream line up.

  4. If van gaal shud continue usin d 3-5-2 formation den dere wud b a prob cuz di maria can’t play as a wing-back eventhough he has d energy he will struggle 2 adapt 2 dat kinda formation wich does nt allow flexibility of play & di maria thrives unda a a team dat has flexibility in deir play. So if van gaal wana c d best of di maria, he shud play a counter-attackin formation dat d sm of d united r used 2. Den i man united will nt nid anoda midfieder cuz we’ve gt herrera dere.

  5. I would want to see
    1. Vidal
    2. Guarin or De Jong
    3. Blind or Hummels (next season?)

    That way, we have two bulldogs in the middle to support our defence. Blind, Rojo, Shaw, Jones, Evans, Blackett and Keane are ok for now. Smalling has got to go. So do Cleverley and Young. Maybe use of Kagawa as a bait for Strootman, Gundogan or Hummels next season.

    Then we can line up this way:

    De Gea
    Jones Blind Rojo
    Januzaj Herrera Vidal/Guarin Di Maria
    Rooney RVP.

    De Gea
    Rafael Hummels Rojo Shaw
    Januzaj Strootman Vidal Blind
    Di Maria

  6. LVG should go back to 4 5 1 formation for now to make the team back on track for the current one needs slot of time for adaptation especially with the arrival of new players and for man u to really begin to compete we still need a strong and sharp midfielder like vidal and a world class center back, otherwise struggle will continue.

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