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Anderson open to moving back to Brazil

by Sam Peoples

Anderson is open to the thought of moving back to Brazil and reveals he was close to leaving Manchester United on a permanent deal before his loan move to Fiorentina last season.

The 26-year-old has been frozen out by Louis van Gaal and his United career looks all but over, so he is considering the option of playing in the Brazilian League once again.

Anderson spent 11 years in Gremio’s academy and two years in their senior side before moving to Portuguese side FC Porto. It was from there that United signed him in 2007.

However, his career at United has never worked out and speaking to Rádio Bandeirantes in Brazil, Anderson has made it clear a move back to South America could happen.

“There’s always the possibility of returning to Grêmio,” he said.

“It’s my home and I still support them – everyone knows that.

“It would allow me to be near my family. I’ve spoken to [Grêmio] before but it never reached the point of a [concrete] offer.

“I was close to moving before I went to Fiorentina. I was prepared to take a pay cut but the club didn’t get back to me.

“I respect all clubs in Brazil. Grêmio had & still have a chance, but it’s not all up to me. Internacional were also interested.”

United fans were incredibly patient with Anderson because he has some genuine talent but that patience has now worn off, so the sooner he is off the wage bill so the money can be given to another player the better.

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