With this news suddenly the chances of having a good January transfer window have now taken a rise. Manchester United have been flashing spotlights on young quality midfielders all around the world to solve their midfield issues. Without Carrick, Manchester United have looked lost in the midfield with getting outclassed by the teams who are lagging behind them in the table.
The Brazilian player of the year was on the radar of the current reigning champions Manchester United as he recently helped Cruzeiro to win the Brazilian title. The 24-year-old was also named the league’s best player and his agent claimed last week that talks have been held with United.
Cruzeiro have also stated that they are aware of interest from the Red Devils, but have not received any offers for Ribeiro, who has also been mooted as a target for Liverpool. A fee in the region of £15million has been suggested for a January deal and Ribeiro believes he is capable of playing in the Premier League.
But the fantastic news is that the player himself has admitted that he’ll be excited to play for a club of Manchester United’s stature.
Ribiero told ESPN Brazil, “I already watch the Premier League games. They are great teams that play in Europe. They are the dream of any player. I feel I am ready to play in any part of the world. If you play for Cruzeiro, you can play in any place. United have Kagawa, Rooney, De Gea is the goalkeeper.
I know them very well because I play with them a lot in video games as they are a great team. You play it one day after the other and know the players even better. I would fit in any part of the midfield. I would do well as a playmaker to support the attack.”
On being asked how would he feel playing alongside the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, he said, “It would be great. I let my agent and Cruzeiro talk about that. When they feel it’s good for both parties, they will let me know. I’ll see and we’ll analyze everything. ”