Manchester United target Everton Ribeiro admits he is open to Old Trafford move

10 December 2013 07:03

Cruzeiro's 24-year-old midfield sensation – Everton Ribeiro – has openly admitted that would we welcome the chance to play for the Red Devils, according to reports.

Ribeiro was named as the league's best player last season, beating Neymar, who is now playing his trade with Spanish giants Barcelona, to the prestigious award whilst helping his club Cruzeiro win the Brazilian title.

Cruzeiro are aware of interest from Manchester United but as of yet have reportedly not received any offers for the midfielder, who was also thought to be a target for United rivals Liverpool. It is thought a fee of around £15 million would be enough to prize Ribeiro away from Brazil and into the English top flight, where Ribeiro believes he is more than capable of making an impact.

Ribeiro told ESPN

“I already watch the Premier League games,
“They are great teams that play in Europe. They are the dream of any player.
"I feel I am ready to play in any part of the world. If you play for Cruzeiro, you can play in any place. "United have Kagawa, Rooney, De Gea is the goalkeeper. I know them very well because I play with them a lot in video games as they are a great team. You play it one day after the other and know the players even better.
"I would fit in any part of the midfield. I would do well as a playmaker to support the attack."

The midfielder was asked if he will be playing along side household Manchester United names Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie and said

“It would be great.
"I let my agent and Cruzeiro talk about that. When they feel it's good for both parties, they will let me know. I'll see and we'll analyse everything."

Ribeiro added to Gazeta Esportiva:

"There is always speculation after a great performance in a competition, but I am a Cruzeiro player.
"I'll rest a lot, enjoy the holidays with my family and return fully charged in January. I let Cruzeiro and my agent handle the negotiations."

Source: DSG