Man Utd Transfer News: Reds Target ‘South American Ronaldo’

By on October 18, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Manchester United are linked with a move for James Rodriguez.

Porto James Rodriguez

Manchester United are lining-up a move for Porto winger James Rodriquez as a replacement for unsettled Portugal star Nani, according to the Mirror.

The 21-year-old Rodriguez – who’s been nicknamed as the ‘South American Cristiano Ronaldo’ – has become one of Europe’s most highly-rated youngsters after a string of impressive performances for Porto.

The Colombian international is aware of United’s interest and has recently called the Premier League giants ‘a great club’. He said:

“We all know that Manchester United are a great club,”

“England is a great league but I’m thinking of Porto for now. We’re having a good time and personally I’m feeling fine and am focused on there.”

Rodriguez is quoted as saying in the Mirror

United’s interest in Rodriguez casts further doubt over the long-term future of Nani with the Mirror claiming Juventus and AC Milan are battling it out to land the winger for a cut-price £12.5m.

Nani was linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer after United stalled on offering him a new deal and the Italian duo are keen to land the 25-year-old.

Nani has clocked up over 200 appearances since joining Man Utd in 2007 but has fallen out-of-favour with Sir Alex Ferguson after putting in a string of inconsistent performances over the past 12 months.

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21 Comments

  1. Sylvester Keobunah

    October 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Manutd boss SAF shld pls land James Rodriguez com Jan.I dont care if Nani goes.

  2. Sagoe rockson

    October 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Yong and valencia must be sell,instead of selling nani.james rodriquez and nani are the correct wingers for united.

    • arodha moses

      October 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      man ur too rite,and u really know soccer,for sure nani needs like afull season

  3. Bright

    October 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Nani go and jamer to come

  4. Prince Evans

    October 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Nani is a very fantastic player, I don’t know what has actually happened to his top form. But I think that hasn’t been enough reason to show him the exit door. Players ‘re bound to lose form some days sometimes, and that has been the case with Nani. Why chanting “crucify him, crucify Nani?” though, am not trying to defeat the idea of bringing in James Rodrigue, but let it not be @ the expense of Nani! Remember Diego Follan of Uruguay!

    • Sir Henry

      October 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Well placed…The media have personal issues with Nani…

  5. Roland ozigbo

    October 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I love utd

  6. ALAN WAKELING

    October 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    valencia would always be my first choice winger at man u reguarding nani he has more bad games than good games he will never match christiano ronaldo.

  7. David

    October 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I can wait see james Rodriquze on d red shirt pls, pls sir Alex get dat man 4 united pls, u need to see d way plays ball in d field i love him.

    • oluwayemisi showemimo

      October 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      I want dat america ronaldo to come but i I like nani to stay bcs d guy is a good player he may lose forme 4 now but surely he we still back forme dat is all

  8. sadat anwar

    October 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    SAF shud give nani more tym bt rodrigueze shud come in bcoz is young.ma blood is red

  9. uche king

    October 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

    nani is not a kid..let him go…him hav notin 2 show 4 united…

  10. Amaechi innocent uche miracles

    October 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    James is a fantastic player with lots of energy and skills he will be a good addition to manutd and for nani i think he has not moved his game forward as expected since the exit of Rolnado and as such he should move on for fresh challeng else where.

  11. francis onos

    October 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

    James rodriguez is a perfect replacement for nani and i think sir alex should sign him this january transfer. Am forever united

  12. amran atan

    October 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    james is okay from nani.come on Alex.

  13. me

    October 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    dis would be d ultimate team at united

    de gea
    rafeal vidic evra buttner
    james rooney kagawa valencia
    van persie welbeck

  14. Peter Jacob

    October 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    James is ok, for man utd sir alex need to put more effort on james.

  15. Hussaini buhari imam

    October 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Man utd should let nani go…and bring james rodriguez…also let ferdinand go and bring in shawcross

  16. Richard reus

    October 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I think scholes and giggs should retire and pave way for young talented kidz like nick powell , anderson and cleverley.glory glory man.utd

  17. paul robinson

    October 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Its not RONALDO McDONALDO is it???hahahahahahahahahahahaha

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