Talisca agent provides future update on €40m Man Utd target

Date published: Friday 16th March 2018 9:09 - Matthew Briggs

The agent of Anderson Talisca has poured cold water on transfer speculation linking his client to Manchester United.

This week Portuguese paper A Bola claimed United were closing in on a €40million deal for the Benfica star.

They in fact splashed it all over the front page, but we suggested  “it was worth remembering they are in the market of selling papers, just as the British tabloids are here” and that looks to be the case, because his agent Carlos Leite has denied United have any interest in the midfielder.

“I’m not aware of any interest from Manchester United in Talisca,” he told Record via Sporting Witness. “Neither I nor the player. If there’s anything between clubs, it’s something else. But one thing is certain: I, who am the agent of the player, did not speak to anyone.

“In fact, until the end of the season, we will absolutely not do anything with any other club other than Besiktas.

“The Turkish have a buying option that needs to be respected. Until then, it makes no sense for me or the athlete to talk to anyone or hit any other scenario. If Besiktas activate the option, he will be their player,” added Leite

The Brazilian joined Besiktas on a two-year loan in July 2016 for a loan fee of around £3.6million and ihe impressed last term, managing 17 goals in 33 games.

The 24-year-old has 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Turkish giants this season and he is expected to return to Portugal at the end of the season.

United were linked with a move for him last summer and Talisca admitted he was keen on a transfer to Old Trafford at the time.

Asked about interest from United last summer, Talisca said: “It’s a question that I can not answer… yet, but it’s a love that exists, I will not lie. It’s something that all players want (a move to Manchester United).

“I had a good season and, as I said, his (Mourinho’s) love is old and I like his work as well. I hope everything works out.”




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