Manchester United closing on Roberto Firmino Manchester United are planning to beat Arsenal for Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino, according to Daily Mail.
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Manchester United are planning to beat Arsenal for Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino, according toDaily Mail.
Manchester United have recently joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to sign Roberto Firmino from German side Hoffenheim.
The reports claimed few days ago that Arsenal are likely to win the race but United boss Louis van Gaal is now keen to land the Brazilian playmaker as he eyes to offload several of his star players.
The Red Devils are likely to offload flop striker Radamel Falcao who is on a two-year loan deal from French side AS Monaco. While record summer signing Angel di Maria from Real Madrid has also been predicted to leave the Old Trafford side in the summer.
Firmino has been a top performer in the Bundesliga, he has scored eight goals and set up nine in 27 games for the German outfit this term. Last season, he was more impressive as he netted 22 goals with 16 assists.
The Daily Mail further revealed that United are planning a €42million bid for the 23-year-old.
Firmino will surely be a good addition to the squad and will help them to fight for the title next season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool who are also said to be interested are likely to take a step back now after the big offers planned by the other English outfits.
Which side would be better for the Firmino ? Have your say below. Columnist: Stevan Jones