It may not be the transfer news Manchester United fans are waiting for but hopefully it will get the wheels turning in the January transfer window.
Manchester United are absolutely desperate for more midfielders and the fact that they are allowing one to leave might suggest that they have others lined up to arrive.
The news this afternoon is that Anderson has finally sorted out his move to Fiorentina on an initial six-month loan.
In his press conference this afternoon Manchester United boss David Moyes talked about the reasons for the Brazilian’s departure. The Guardian Reports:
Moyes also confirmed a loan deal was in place for the midfielder Anderson to join the Serie A club Fiorentina for the remainder of the campaign. “He has not been able to get as many games as he would have hoped,” said the Scot. “This is a good opportunity at a good club in a good league. Hopefully he will get some benefit from that.”
The 25 year-old has had a very up-and-down career at Manchester United in seven years at the club. One of his highlights would surely have been scoring a penalty in The Champions League final shootout against Chelsea in 2008. But injury and fitness concerns have precluded him from nailing down a spot in the team on a regular basis. 140 appearances in seven years really says it all.
If he plays out of his skin in Italy there is chance he will come back to Manchester United in the summer but we think that his career at the champions is probably now over.
Let’s remind ourselves of his highlights as a Manchester United player. United fans are you sorry to see Anderson depart? And considering that Manchester United haven’t brought any midfielders in is it a wise move?
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