Manchester United are reportedly preparing an offer forInternacional star Rodrigo Dourado.
They appear to have inside knowledge on the player after one of their former name – Anderson – has spoken highly of the 21-year-old. United have not had much success comes to signing Brazilian players over the last few years. Anderson was amongst the recent arrivals, but he did not have much better after a couple of seasons of good form. Rafael Da Silva and Fabio Da Silva also have failed to shine at Old Trafford. Yet, the scouts for the Premier League team are keen on completing a deal forDourado.
It is reported that the 21-year-old will cost around £ 20 million, which would make him an expensive proposition. However, Anderson believes that he is fully with this exorbitant figure since he has shown excellent qualities in his short spell as a teammate atInternacional. After starting out his career with the Brazilian outfit, the midfielder has gone on to represent the team in 25 appearances to date. He has been extremely promising and this has earned him a call up to the Brazil under 17 team. He has not featured for the under 20 or the senior team in recent years.
“Dourado will at some time play for the national team. He’s a quick player, outstanding. He plays it simple but allows players such as myself to attack. He’s a new kid, but soon will leave Inter. He is a European player,” said Anderson, who recently completed a permanent move away from United following years of poor form. Since moving to the Brazilian club, he has been a first-team regular, although most of his appearances have come in other competitions. Anderson has featured in only four league outings forInternacional until now. The 27-year-old once cost United close to £ 20 million.