Rumour: Anderson’s Manchester United’s future on the blocks after Fiorentina decide against making loan move permanent
New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has a big summer of transfer activity ahead of him, with a flurry of transfers both in and out of the club expected as he looks to rebuild the club’s underachieving squad.
A number of players are expected to make way for the hotly-anticipated new arrivals, but it looks as if the club may be having trouble shifting some of their under-performing side.
The Telegraph report that Fiorentina are to decide against making the loan move of United midfielder Anderson permanent, following an underwhelming loan spell that saw him feature just seven times in Serie A, meaning that van Gaal must decide on his future.
United had been looking to farm him out to the Italian side permanently, cutting their losses on a man that they splashed out £26 million on. However Fiorentina are not keen, meaning that Anderson’s future can be added to van Gaal’s lengthy to do list when he links up with United after the World Cup.
The Brazilian was not in the plans of former boss David Moyes, featuring just four times in the Premier League last season. It is unlikely that he will be in the plans of van Gaal, who is keen on bringing on midfield reinforcements, adding Anderson to the list of players reported to be leaving the club this summer.
Various rumours over recent weeks have suggested that Nani, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha and Javier Hernandez could all be available alongside Anderson, who signed for the club from Porto in 2007.