According to reports, Manchester United are on the verge of closing an a 18 million deal in order to sign Roberto Firmino from Hoffeneheim in a bid to bolster their midfield.

Brazilian reporter Jose Elias has reported that Manchester United have agreed to pay a sum of a 18 million in order to bring Roberto Firmino to Old Trafford this summer. 23 years of age, the attacking midfielder is expected to officially sign for the club while on international duty with Brazil. Immensely talented, the Brazilian has the potential to develop into a a lethala midfielder under Louis Van Gaal who is looking to assemble a team that has the potential to compete for the English Premier League while meeting the rigours of Champions League football.

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Roberto Firmino proves to be an exciting prospect for Manchester United after completing a stellar season for Hoffeneheim. The midfielder provided 10 assists while scoring a total of 7 goals in the season. With a keen eye for goal, the Brazilian is adept at threading out complicated passes and is known for creating opportunities out of tight spaces. If he does complete his move to Manchester United, his partnership with Memphis Depay and Angel Di Maria will be one to look out for as Louis Van Gaal aims to remove Chelsea from their a percha .