Tuesday, June 23, 2009

He will Costa lot but Douglas looks like the man to replace Ronaldo...

IT has so far been a hugely frustrating summer for United fans who have seen Ronaldo and then Tevez heading for the Old Trafford exit door, many names have been linked to the club as potential replacements but none of them have set pulses racing, that was until now because the champions are being strongly linked to Gremio's diminutive midfield star Douglas Costa.

According to reports, United have been monitoring Costa for 12 months and were urged to sign him last summer. If Fergie decides to make a move for the Brazilian any deal will be subject to obtaining a work permit for the 18-year-old, the transfer fee could be as much as £21m.

While Costa looks like a really skilful player who will no doubt do very well should United conclude a deal to bring him to Old Trafford, the question of who will score the goals next season remains a big one. Lyon's Benzema has reiterated his desire to stay in France for a further 12 months, but money talks and so we shouldn't rule out another potentially decent signing. It is worth pointing out that Benzema only scored 17 goals last season, that's just two more than Carlos Tevez, but unlike the Argentine he was his club's first-choice striker.


  1. Douglas looks like a potential world beater from the you tube videos iv seen. But its only his best bits. I hope Utd take an Italian approach in the negotiating because they are brilliant at picking up talent from brazil for peanuts, Pato,Kaka,Coutinho etc.

    Benzema vs Tevez

    1st of all thats 17 league goals in a very poor lyon team that really struggled last year and 23 goals overall in the season. Tevez only got 5 in the league. Benzema is quicker, more skillful, bigger presence, good in the air, versatile, spends much more time in the box, right foot left foot,younger, just to cut it short he has more about him than tevez will ever have.

    His agent gave it away for me when he said if utd make a offer they would think about it. Benzema is from lyon and loves the fans and club so the last thing he would want to do, is to disrespect the fans by saying he wants out. So if utd offer what Lyon want, we will get him. in my eyes the future best striker in world. He has all the attributes and potential to back this statement.

  2. I agree with most of that Tony, only time will tell if and when United actually sign them...


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