Manchester United to sign in Porto star James Rodriguez as Naniís replacement
Manchester United is showing interest in acquiring the services of the “new Cristiano Ronaldo”, Porto star James Rodriguez. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on replacing Nani with a new face during the winter transfer window.
The out of favor Portuguese winger drew the last straw with Sir Alex Ferguson in Manchester United’s 5-4 Capital One Cup defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week.
Sir Alex Ferguson blamed Nani for wasting the ball whenever he received and turning it over in the last seconds of the match, which consequently allowed Chelsea to gain a penalty kick and equalize at 3-3.
The Old Trafford boss recently revealed that he was willing to sell of Nani during the summer transfer window in order to fuel a bid for Brazilian star Lucas Moura, but no club was willing to pay the desired amount for Nani.
Paris Saint-Germain swooped in for Lucas Moura in the end for £38 million and Sir Alex Ferguson signed Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund as his new attacking midfielder.
Now, Manchester United finally have a new winger as a potential transfer target. Sir Alex Ferguson has become a big fan of James Rodriguez. The Colombian winger, who has a knack for scoring goals, has been in top class form for Porto this season.
The adaptable winger can turn into a playmaker on either side of the field, selflessly assists on scoring goals regularly and has exceptional dribbling skills. However, the most attractive thing about James Rodriguez is his eye for scoring goals.
Reportedly, Sir Alex Ferguson secretly sent scouts to analyze James Rodriguez in action for Porto on Friday night. Well, the scouts were impressed with what they saw. However, it might be a while before Manchester United place a bid on James Rodriguez.
According to rumors, Porto have placed a £36 million price tag on James Rodriguez. Well, Manchester United have been stunned by the massive price tag, yet Sir Alex Ferguson is trying to find a way into buying the 21-year-old from Porto.
No one is sure about whether Manchester United will be able to win the signature of James Rodriguez, but what we all are sure about is that Nani’s days at Manchester United are numbered.
Perhaps, a player plus cash swap deal can be arranged between Porto and Manchester United for Nani and James Rodriguez.