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Manchester United ready to announce first signing of 2012

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Although we still have 24 hours to wait before the official opening of the winter transfer window, Manchester United fans can take satisfaction in the fact that their club have already made their first signing.

True to fashion, Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly secured the services of yet another South American starlet with PSV Eindhoven teenager, Andreas Pereira, packing his bags for Old Trafford.

The Brazilian-born youth is too young to have signed a professional contract with the Dutch giants and jumped at the chance to join up with the Premier League title holders, announcing on his Twitter account that he was set for England, saying:

“To everyone I’m going to MAN U in January.”

The news came after the 15 year-old was invited to Old Trafford for a tour and actually got to meet Ferguson on his visit.

In an interview with Dutch newspaper Voetbal Primeur, the starlet stated: “I knew that PSV had given me my chance, but Manchester United is obviously a great club, other British clubs were interested. I thought about it, but Manchester United is a dream club for me. I have been a few times to Manchester United to have a look.”

Soon after, the above tweet was posted, and the deal looks all but done before the window officially opens on January 1st.

Pereira is an attacking midfielder and currently plays in the Belgian youth program as a part of their Under-16 side.

The teenager is a second-generation footballer after his father, who played for Royal Antwerp in his own career.

Although supporters of the Red Devils will be hoping for bigger catches in the January window, they’ll be pleased to have already had a nibble so early on in 2012.

Tom is one of our most experienced contributors, with over a decade of online puiblishing. A Man Utd fan, Thomas brings you all the latest news from Uk football.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Grayford

    December 31, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    It will be a good sighning for man utd as we continue progressing with the young squad.We also need the services of Sneijder,Christian Eriksen and especially Luka Modric so far because he knows the English premier league.

  2. Adesope nurudeen adeyemi

    January 5, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    To man united management,it is advisable for you people to buy at list four good players among the recomended player. sneidjer,modric,gaitan,gozte and any other two you like.but make sure sneidjer or modric were included.even if you can buy both of them because the young players can not every thing especially in midfield.please try to find solution to our midfield. Where not arsenal who did not need trophy.

  3. ken_aviero

    January 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Left to me, i would say it is not bad to sign the 15year old. but thats not what we need now. What we need now is a strong and experienced mid fielder who would be able to lift the team to victory most especially in big matches. Just like our champions league final against barcelona. barcelona are a very strong team with the best midfielders in the world, and you dont expect our unexperienced midfielders to face those of barcelona. So we really need an inspirational midfielder. Players like luka modric or wesley sniejder or even nasri

  4. raphaelopra

    January 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    it is a gud signing 4 united but they still need 2 sign more espirence player d like of sniejder in d midfield nd few player 2 handle d wing nd defence area

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