Manchester United are considering paying £1.4m to cancel the remaining six months of Anderson’s contract if no clubs show an interest in signing him this January, reports The Telegraph.
The 26-year-old has lurked in the shadows since Louis van Gaal arrived after United failed to sell him in the summer and if United are willing to pay for Anderson to leave the club, it is indicative of how eager they are to get him off the books at £60,000 a week.
Fiorentina chose not to sign Anderson on a permanent deal after having him on loan last season and the distinct lack of interest in Anderson, despite United’s willingness to sell, is indicative of how far his stock has fallen.
When he arrived in 2007, Anderson was considered a prodigy and being named the best U21s player in European football with the 2008 Golden Boy award was evidence of that potential.
However, through a succession of injuries and Anderson’s poor attitude, he has never lived up to expectations. Now, United are just waiting to wash their hands of him and free up wages.
At 26, Anderson has plenty of playing time left in his football career but it is abundantly obvious that won’t be happening at Old Trafford, so it is in own best interest as well as the club’s, for him to leave as soon as possible.