Report: Manchester United's Anderson set for Brazil return


Reports in Brazil claim that Manchester United outcast Anderson is on the verge of completing a move to Internacional.

Anderson could soon be making his long-awaited Manchester United departure, with ESPN Brazil reporting that the midfielder is in advanced talks with Internacional over a return home.

Anderson, 26, is out of contract in the summer, and has made just one start in two appearances under Louis van Gaal this season for a total of 111 minutes.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that the club had received no approaches for the out-of-favour Brazilian, despite offering his services around on a free transfer, but it appears as though those claims might have been wide of the mark.

According to ESPN Brazil, Internacional began initial talks several weeks ago, with the former Porto star willing to lower his current wage of £60,000-a-week to £42,000-a-week in order to make a move happen.

Anderson himself is said to be desperate to return to Brazil in order to be closer to his family, and would be open to joining the club in the summer on a four-year deal if an agreement can't be reached this month.

He had been linked with a return to childhood club Gremio in November, per UOL, but the team’s financial issues saw talks break down.

Now looking set to join their Porte Alegre-based rival, his potential move is sure to cause waves back in Brazil as a result, but whether the eight-time capped international can replicate the performances which once saw him hailed as the Selecao’s future number 10 remains to be seen.

United fans had high hopes for him upon his £20 million arrival in the summer of 2007 but, after being forced into a deeper role and suffering various injuries, it seems his Old Trafford career is coming to an unceremonious end.

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