Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Manchester United signs phenoms Nani and Anderson
May 31st, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  copa america, england

MOST COMMENTED

Four years after signing 18-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, then a relatively unknown winger at Portuguese club Sporting, Manchester United has spent big money on two young prospects from Portuguese clubs.

United agreed to sign Sporting winger Nani, who has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, for $35 million and Porto's Brazilian playmaker, Anderson, dubbed the new Ronaldinho, for a similar amount.

The 20-year-old Nani, a left winger, had also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur. He was named in the Portugal squad for Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier in Belgium.

A broken leg suffered last fall did not deter interest by a host of European clubs in the 19-year-old Anderson, the MVP of the 2005 Under-17 World Cup.

He played the last two seasons for Porto after leaving Gremio and had a brilliant Champions League campaign before his injury in a Portuguese league game against Benfica. He is on the short list for Brazil coach Dunga's squad for the Copa America in Venezuela.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: The Bundesliga's Top 5 golazos     
The German Bundesliga's 23rd game day lived up to the league's reputation as the Europe's highest ...
Region IV teams sweep ODP titles again     
For the second straight year, Region IV teams won all four ODP Championships. Cal South took ...
What They're Saying: Sinisa Mihajlovic    
"Let's be clear. I didn't take his neck, I took his shirt, pushed his chest and ...
Johnson hits Gladbach winner; no stopping Tijuana    
Fabian Johnson scored his first goal since moving to third-place Borussia Moenchengladbach in its 2-0 victory ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
Preseason play wrapped up Saturday with the Houston Dynamo (Carolina Challenge Cup), New York Red Bulls ...
MLS: Projected opening day lineups    
MLS is slated to start its 20th season on Friday when the defending champion LA Galaxy ...
Gallardo shines as U.S. U-17s rout Cuba     
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA ...
Garber: 'Nobody's looking for a work stoppage'    
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber ...
What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives