Manchester United Football Club have agreed a deal to secure their second signing of the summer, after completing a move for Victor Lindelof last week. That’s according to Turkish newspaper AMK, translated by English media outlet talkSPORT.
The report says that United have struck a deal with SL Benfica over the transfer of Anderson Talisca. The 23-year-old spent last season on loan with Besiktas in Turkey, where he scored an impressive 17 goals in 33 games – scooping the Super Lig title in the process.
The striker, aged 23, has been on Benfica’s books for the last three seasons, where he made a real name for himself, before moving to Turkey for twelve months.
It begs the question, do Manchester United need another striker? Providing they sign Alvaro Morata of course, who the club have been heavily linked with.
In a one striker system, I’d imagine that Morata, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial would be more than enough, but perhaps the manager is planning on changing his setup slightly. We also have to remember that we’ll be participating in the Champions League next term.
As for Talisca, he’s not a player I know an awful lot about. The fact that he stands at 6’3 means he’s obviously quite a tall and physical player. On top of that, he has the ability to play in the central attacking midfield role, which obviously appeals to Jose Mourinho.