Five facts about Manchester United target Frickson Erazo

Ecuador Fans

Manchester United have been linked with signing another South American.

Frickson Erazo. Does the name ring any bells? For fans of the Premier League, there are not really any reasons why it should. But he could soon be a recognisable name if he is signed by Manchester United.

Erazo himself revealed the Red Devils have approached him, stating: "It's true that there was initial contact, but it will not help if my performance drops. I try not to think about this. It's really flattering that big European clubs are watching football in my country, but if you think about playing with Real Madrid or Manchester United you risk losing concentration."

Wise words, so who is he? Here are five facts about the player...

1) Erazo is a centre-back aged 24, older than Phil Jones and Chris Smalling but younger than Jonny Evans.

2) He is an international teammate of Antonio Valencia, capped 15 times by Ecuador scoring once in a friendly against Greece.

3) Erazo plays for Barcelona, but not the one we are familiar with. He plays for Ecuadorian side Barcelona Sporting Club who after four games are 10th out of 12 top flight teams this season.

4) He shares the same agents as James Rodriguez and Nicolas Gaitan, two players regularly linked with United over the past year.

5) Last season he helped his club win the Ecuadorian title, their first since 1997 and the first medal of his career.

How much do you think is an appropriate price for Erazo?

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