Agent: Manchester United want my 'perfect midfielder' client

The Premier League champions have reportedly made enquiries over Brazilian playmaker Everton Ribeiro.

Manchester United’s defeat to Everton in midweek highlights the Premier League champions’ need to sign new players in the January transfer window, with a creative midfielder close to the top of David Moyes’ wishlist.

One name that has emerged as a target over the last couple of weeks is Everton Ribeiro. The Cruzeiro man starred in his side’s Championship success this year, and is being touted for inclusion in the Brazil national side in the near future.

With European interest mounting, United and Liverpool have both been linked with the left-footed playmaker, with a January move on the cards.

The South American’s agent Robson Ferreira has stated that he has been in discussions with the Old Trafford outfit over a potential transfer to Manchester.

Man United want him. Moyes has been impressed. I’ve already been to England and talked personally with their representative,” the agent told Estadao.

“In United’s opinion he’s the complete midfielder.”

Ferreira went on to state that the final decision on his future would be down to Ribeiro.

“Everton is happy at Cruzeiro. It’s been an emotional season fighting for the title, and collective and personal honours,” he said.

However, the Premier League champions have been warned that the star will not be allowed to leave for a reduced fee.

Cruzeiro executive Alexandre Mattos has admitted that the South American club will not allow the player to leave at cut-price, and that they have already turned down offers from overseas for Ribeiro.

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“The final decision is with the player.”

Given that Ribeiro has already stated that playing for United would be a ‘dream’, it appears that the Red Devils are firmly in the driving seat to win the race for the starlet signature.

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