Manchester United have submitted an enquiry to Anzhi Makhachkala about the availability of 26-year old Brazilian, Willian, the Telegraph claims. The player had only transferred to Russia in January for a huge €35m, but money problems have led to Ahzi placing all their players on the transfer list.
Willian Borges da Silva played a huge part in Shakhtar Donestk’s recent sucesses in the Ukrainian Premier League and also in Europe, and the attacking midfielder would certainly add something to our team, too.
The fee being mentioned is somewhere around the £30m mark, which is similar to what Anzhi paid to prise their man away from Shakhtar just six months ago.
Liverpool are currently favourites for his signature, and Tottenham are expressing interest in him too. If our interest is real though, surely we’d have to be favourites to sign him?