Manchester United set to complete the signing of Roberto Firmino pending a medical – according to reports from ESPN journalist Jose Elias
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is on a mission to strengthen his squad this summer and he seems to be targeting promising young players rather than established names.
Having already secured the signing of Memphis Depay, it has now been revealed that van Gaal is on the verge of recruiting of Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino.
According to ESPN journalist, Jose Elias, Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Firmino and he is due to undergo a medical at Old Trafford – which is likely to be done following Brazil’s Copa America campaign in Chile.
No official word has come out from either party but Elias’ revelation has been spreading like wildfire on media outlets in England as well as Brazil.
Firmino set for Manchester United
Speaking regarding the move TalkSport Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard said, “Firmino has been consistently loyal to Hoffenheim, and he surprised a few people by agreeing a new deal last March.
“He feels the club has helped him develop as a player, but after Hoffenheim failed to qualify for Europe, it seems like the right time to move on.
“He’s been on United’s radar for a long time, and they’ll have been impressed by his ability to have a positive impact on games week-in week-out. If United get him for the figures being quoted, they’ll have pulled off a big coup.”
Firmino is a talented young midfielder who has been creating waves in the Bundesliga over the past few seasons and he could well prove to be a very good signing for the Red Devils.