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Anderson in Florence ahead of Fiorentina medical

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United midfielder Anderson has arrived in Florence to complete a medical ahead of his loan move to Fiorentina.

Clive Brunskill

Manchester United midfielder/riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma Anderson has arrived in Florence ahead of his loan move to Fiorentina, according to Sky Sports.

That means the move should be all wrapped up within the next couple of days, with the Brazilian joining the Tuscan club initially until the end of the season, but the viola having an option to make the deal permanent for reportedly €6.5 million. That's around a fifth of what United paid to sign him from Porto back in 2007.

Still, Alex Ferguson's persistence -- and Fiorentina's interest -- demonstrates that Anderson does have something to offer, and it'll be interesting to see how he fares when given a consistent run of games. That's something he hasn't had since 2010-11, when he made 18 Premier League appearances and 14 starts -- and still didn't manage to do anything of note.

Farewell Anderson, we hardly knew ye ...