Man Utd have struck a deal with £22m South American star ‘wanted’ by Mourinho
Manchester United have struck a deal with Benfica star Anderson Talisca according to reports in Turkey.
Several news outlets in Turkey are reporting that the Red Devils have agreed terms with the Brazilian attacking midfielder.
Turkish sports newspaper AMK claim that United the attacking midfielder on loan at Besiktas has agreed to join United.
Talisca did recently hint in an interview with Globoesporte that United are interested in him and stated that Jose Mourinho has wanted him for a long time.
“That is a question I can not give an answer to just yet,” Talisca was quoted as saying when asked about United interest.
“I cannot deny there is interest but what happens next depends on Benfica and my representatives.
“There will be news on this soon.
“Look every player dreams of playing under him [Jose Mourinho].
“Mourinho wants me, he has wanted me for a long time and I am an admirer of his work.
“I had a good season so we will see what happens.”
O Jogo meanwhile reported yesterday that Besiktas are preparing for the possibility of United signing Talisca by targeting Benfica midfielder Andre Carrillo.
Despite the latest transfer rumours Besiktas have not confirmed the news.
In fact a source close to the club revealed to Turkish-Football that as far as they know Talisca will stay on for another season.
Besiktas struck a two-year loan deal with Benfica but the agreement does not completely guarantee that Talisca will stay.
The 23-year-old does have a £22 million [€25m] release clause which has remained active.
United would however, be reliant on the FA granting Talisca a work permit on the basis of being an ‘exceptional talent’.
It is worth underlining that Talisca reportedly came close to signing for Wolves last season but that the deal broke down due to work permit issues.