Revealed: Mourinho’s agent convinced £22m Man United target to join Turkish giants within next 48 hours

Source: Anderson Talisca Instagram

Revealed: Mourinho’s agent convinced £22m Man United target to join Turkish giants

Brazilian attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca has been closely linked with a move to Manchester United recently.

Talisca himself hinted that United were in talks and that he dreams of playing for head coach Jose Mourinho.

“That is a question I can not give an answer to just yet,” Talisca told Globoesport when asked about United interest.

“I cannot deny there is interest but what happens next depends on Benfica and my representatives. 

“Look every player dreams of playing under him [Jose Mourinho]. Mourinho wants me, he has wanted me for a long time and I am an admirer of his work.” 

Mourinho and Talisca happen to share the same super-agent, Jorge Mendes who was expected to convince the 23-year-old to join United.

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In a turn of events it now appears that Mendes did the opposite.

The agent played a critical role in Talisca returning for a second season on loan at Besiktas according to Fanatik.

Per the source, Mendes held a meeting with Benfica demanding that they resolve his clients future.

Mendes convinced Benfica to honour their deal with Besiktas and loan him to the Turkish champions for a second season.

The Black Eagles have close ties with Mendes and recently signed another player on his books, Pepe.

Talisca is expected to return to Turkey over the next 48 hours and complete his loan extension.

Besiktas were concerned that they could lose Talisca over the summer as he does have a £22 million release clause.