Flamengo are one of the clubs interested in Manchester United's Anderson.
Flamengo were reportedly put off of signing Manchester United flop Anderson last summer because of his wage demands but the Brazilian club have an ace up their sleeve in the form of a player on loan at Leeds United; Adryan.
Gremio are thought to be leading the race to sign Anderson, with the Daily Mail claiming yesterday that they are happy to do a deal with Anderson and even pay Manchester United a fee to make sure they get him.
So how could Anderson’s future help Leeds sign Adryan? In short, for Flamengo to free up funds to try to pay Anderson's no doubt hefty wages, they could consider selling Adryan to Leeds United, and compete with Gremio for his signature.
Such is Adryan’s potential and future that any fee would likely be around the €3 million mark, which would help the Brazilian club to supplement the wage expectations of the Manchester United flop.
Every indication Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn has given so far suggests that he’s been impressed by Adryan, who started life playing under ‘Redders’ in the under-21 side at Elland Road.
While he’s yet to be installed as a permanent component of the Leeds attack, he has impressed when he’s been given game time, forming a solid link-up with Soulemayne Doukara.
His current loan deal with Leeds expires at the end of the season and Flamengo may try and push through a deal with Leeds this winter to eradicate the chance of them missing out on Anderson, with Gremio being tipped to talk with him over a move.
It would be an investment on the part of Leeds and owner Massimo Cellino would have something to say over any deal for the player, but if Flamengo’s interest in Anderson is accurate, it’s something which Leeds can definitely take advantage of and which works in their favour.