BREAKING: Man United agree £13.1m fee for Brazilian forward

Posted on Jun 11 2015 - 7:35pm by Staff Writer

Manchester United have agreed a £13.1m deal with Hoffenheim to sign Brazil international Roberto Firmino, according to ESPN.

United boss Louis van Gaal is a keen admirer of the Brazilian but thought his attempts to sign the forward had failed last month after negotiations with Bundesliga side Hoffenheim broke down.

Reports of a shunned £18.6m bid were heavy in German and English press but those claims now seem to be proven false after a slightly less cheaper bid was accepted.

The talented forward has attracted the attention of a number of clubs this season after impressing both at club and international level, but United were extremely keen after watching him come off the bench to net the winner against Chile at the Emirates last month.

His arrival is subject to a medical of course, but United are now keen to find the youngster a solid role in the United starting eleven.

Firmino is expected to flank a new striker, tipped to be Edinson Cavani, who is being linked with a move away from Paris Saint Germain.