Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has confirmed that Anderson Talisca will move to a Premier League club this summer.
The forward spent the season on loan in Turkey but remains contracted to Benfica, which makes his comments, suspicious to say the least.
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Talisca netted 37 goals across all competitions and impressed in the Champions League stages.
In the past 24 hours, reports have stepped up a notch linking Talisca with a move to Manchester United.
Now Gunes has added fuel to the fire by confirming he would move to a Premier League club this summer, although he doesn’t say which one.
Besiktas manager Senol Gunes: “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.” #mufc [MEN] pic.twitter.com/vhYaxWJVZv
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) 21 May 2018
Jose Mourinho looks set to lose Marouane Fellaini on a free, as per Sky Sports, and after losing Michael Carrick to retirement, in turn, should look to add a player capable of matching the Belgian’s height and Carrick’s creativity. The former England international was a key figure in Sir Alex Ferguson’s later squads. His ability to protect the defence and get the ball forward is what this United team lacks today.
There is a sense of fight about Talisca that would go down well with United fans. It’s something I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mourinho push on Ed Woodward to add to his side this summer.