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Anderson on verge of Fiorentina move

January 17, 2014
By Richard Jolly

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has flown to Italy and is set to complete his loan move to Fiorentina upon passing a medical.

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The Serie A club put a video on their official website showing the Brazilian arriving at Florence airport on Thursday, being taken to their headquarters and meeting various Viola employees.

Anderson is expected to join on loan for the rest of the season, with a reported option of a 6.5 million pound permanent transfer.

The 25-year-old will become the first senior player to leave Old Trafford during David Moyes’ reign as manager.

Anderson, who joined United from Porto in 2007, has won four Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League -- when he scored from the spot in the final’s penalty shootout -- during his six-and-a-half years at the Red Devils.

However, he has only made one start for the club since September, being overlooked in favour of Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones, Ryan Giggs and Marouane Fellaini for the central-midfield positions.

Anderson, who has scored nine goals in 179 games for United, will join up with Alessandro Matri, who joined Fiorentina on loan from AC Milan earlier this week.

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