Manchester United and Manchester City are not only battling on the pitch for the Premier League title, but off it they’re also in competition when it comes to signing new players. The player that both halves of Manchester are keeping an eye on is Brazilian Paulo Henrique Ganso, who has put both United and City on alert after an outburst against his current club Santos.
Ganso has been touted as Brazil’s next great hope in the middle of the park, with comparisons already being made with Kaka as he likes to sit in the hole behind the strikers. However, it appears that he is far from happy with the stalling of his contract negotiations that was a result of a knee injury he picked up.
Ganso is quoted in the Daily Mail saying that “nothing has been resolved, there is no signature on the contract. It has been five months and nothing. To not be valued by your club is complicated. Talks were closed because Santos stopped coming to me.’”
It is clear that the 21-year-old is frustrated by the developments at his club and it could be the opportunity to pounce that both Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini have been waiting for. The delay in signing a new contract incidently is the result of Chelsea’s pursuit of Ganso’s Santos teammate Neymar in the summer, which led to the Brazilian club doing all they could to keep him.