Manchester United move in for Internacionalís coveted forward Leandro Damiao
Manchester United have rung alarm bells in the football market with their surprising interest in signing a world class striker. In spite of possessing a strike-force which can boast about players such as Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, Manchester United manger Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on further strengthening his attack.
Reportedly, Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on adding Internacional forward Leandro Damiao to his squad during the winter transfer window. The Old Trafford boss attempted to swoop in for the Brazil international during the summer transfer window, but Internacional told Manchester United to pay big for the young Brazilian star.
Leandro Damiao is considered to be one of the best talents to have come out of Brazil in a long time. The 23-year-old, who has been compared to Ronaldo, has won many admirers across Europe during the last couple of years.
Internacional has rejected bids a number of bids on Leandro Damiao with claims of insufficient transfer funds. Top notch clubs such as Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in acquiring his services.
Reportedly, Leandro Damiao has a £40million written into his contract. This has proven to be a huge bump in the process of acquiring his signature. However, now that Leandro Damiao has hinted desire for an away move, Internacional will be forced into make compromises with bids.
Leandro Damiao has scored 74 goals in 124 appearances during three years with Internacional. Leandro Damiao also won the silver medal during the 2012 Olympics and won the award for scoring the highest number of goals in the tournament.
Sir Alex Ferguson is also showing a lot of interest in signing in Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski. According to rumors, Manchester United have already formulated a bid for the 24-year-old Poland international.
Brining in a new striker will increase fielding problems for Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scotsman is already facing complaints about being given lesser time on field from Manchester United’s bench.
Sir Alex Ferguson usually features Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in his first team with Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez on the bench.
Sir Alex Ferguson hopes Leandro Damiao will become a phenomenon similar to Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United. Many analyst suggest that Leandro Damiao has the potential to become one of the greatest players in the history of football.