Santos forward Yeferson Soteldo has sparked talk of interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United, and a man who grew up idolising Cristiano Ronaldo reveals to dreaming of spending the rest of his career at Red Devils.
At 22 years of age, the highly-rated forward has plenty of football left in him. Eye-catching progress has been made to this point, with a move to Santos secured in the winter of 2019 and 17 senior caps collected with Venezuela.
His first campaign in Brazil saw 12 goals recorded from off the wings, while also weighing in with a healthy haul of assists. That contribution is believed to have the youngster registering on the radar of leading clubs across Europe.
Soteldo admits he’d welcome the opportunity to make another high-profile move, with the Red Devils his preferred choice if the chance to head for Premier League and follow in Ronaldo’s footsteps presents itself.
“I don’t like rumours, I have my whole family in Venezuela,” Yeferson told Gazeta Esportiva. “I want to finish this stage at Santos by December, win the Libertadores and whatever is possible and then take another step.
“I always dreamed of playing for Manchester United, the dream remains intact. There are many steps to get there, but I feel I can.”
He added on why United are the team for him: “I’ve been following Cristiano Ronaldo since I was a child, I saw him at Manchester United and that’s why my love and desire is to play at Old Trafford. I would choose easily (United over any team in the world). I would sign a lifetime contract.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to bring more creativity into his United roster. The Red Devils are being strongly linked with the likes of Leicester ace James Maddison and Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, while Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho appears to top their wish list when it comes to adding greater depth on the flank.