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Another Sporting Guy To Join United

Several sources state that Sporting midfielder Miguel Veloso could join United in the near future.

The reports say that Sporting have slapped a Ł20m price tag on Veloso who can play in central midfield, at left-back and centre-back. Arsenal and United are set to battle it out for the versatile youngster.

Veloso, 21, is said to be eager to move to England, following compatriots Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani who both stepped of the Sporting youth production line and left for Old Trafford.

United are thought to be favourites to sign him due to the ties between the two clubs but I'd be surprised if that Ł20 million proved to be true. It's just too much for a 21-year-old player.

And do we need him? Well, we could certainly do with a left-back and a central midfielder at the moment but when everyone is fit, he could be surplus to requirements. He wasn't bad against us but wasn't brilliant either and United have quite a few midfielders now. He's better than being a squad player but not good enough to be a starter...

At left-back, Evra must better than Veloso (that's his natural position while Veloso is actually a midfielder who can be used in defence) and buying a player for Ł20m (or even Ł10m) to provide cover on the left... I don't know.

But of course seeing that Ronaldo turned out to be a roaring success and Nani shows encouraging signs... I won't be sad if we indeed sign him. But a striker should be the priority, a fourth striker who can provide cover in that position. Scholes, Carrick, Hargreaves, Fletcher and Anderson are good and enough for central midfield.




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Date:Monday October 8 2007

Time: 7:36PM

Your Comments

Great prospect, if signed he would not let you down.
EvertonMike
gee it's nice to have money BUT DID YOU ALSO HEAR THAT QPR FINALLY WON A GAME THEY BEAT NORWICH 1-0 come on you r'ssssssssssssss
ozanne park rangers
I must admit I did not hear it but beating Norwich these days is not exactly a surprise...
Zae
The first two worked out quite well for us and I have enormous faith in Anderson, also signed from Portugal. So go ahead with this one, then sign a classy, strong finisher and we'll be ready to rule.
midlothian99
veloso looked qyuality in the u-21 world cup for portugal, and he was ok against us.....i wouldnt say no to signing him!
united4life
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