Deal Accepted — Man United agree £35m deal for 24-year-old, manager confirms departure

Manchester United have agreed a £35m deal with Benfica for attacking-midfielder Anderson Talisca, according to Turkish journalist Firat Gunayer and Eurosport. The Red Devils have lodged a £35m bid for 24-year-old, and Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has confirmed Talisca will be on his way to the Premier League next season.

“I am sorry that Talisca is gone, he’ll be a competitor to Cenk Tosun in the Premier League. I can’t tell (which club he’s joining), but he could be a rival of Cenk Tosun,” he said. Talisca joined Benfica from Bahia in 2014 and has gone on to make 78 appearances for the Portuguese Primeira Liga club.

The Brazilian attacking-midfielder has spent the last two seasons on loan with Besiktas, scoring and creating 51 goals in 80 games in all competitions. Talisca has been in fine form this season, scoring 14 times in 33 Super Lig outings, but he looks on his way to Old Trafford.

The flies in the face of what United manager Jose Mourinho said when quizzed about the positions he would strengthen this summer, insisting he wouldn’t be bolstering his attacking options as he already had Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.

As a result, Talisca’s potential arrival could be as a replacement for an existing player. Anthony Martial has been linked with an exit which has gone down badly with supporters, but is United are bringing in another attacking player, they may have to let one go due to the stiff competition for a starting place.


  1. If jose mourinho sells anthony martial out of man utd he will know that he lost a supurb player time to come

  2. am not happy with jose for insisting he wont strengthen his attacking options saying he have the likes of lingard,rashfod,sanchez,and martial.these failed to deliver for the team i three succesive seasons,why again next season?summer is ahead do something

  3. I’am very sure united attacking players will deliver come next season. But my concern is martial i don’t want him to leave the club now.

  4. Am not really happy with martial leaving…he is one of the best player so far and also my favourite…it will so painful he leaves

  5. Mourinho did not in any way love Manchester united, I guess he wants to destroy the team. Sack Mou….. And every player will be okay. #sackMourinhoNow#

  6. Jose need to be wise and carefully against next summer meanwhile mourinho is the one that make fans upset because if he buy players who is playing 6 he will convert it to no 11 which is not so. how can you expect them to play well, Alex is not like that

  7. thank you pro,mourinho have a bad tendency for man u,he never love this club,he just pretending,i don’t even like his coaching style,sack that asswhole,he just want to lavish man u money,why bringing Sanchez,**** Jose!

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