Saturday January 18 2014
Anderson 'very happy at Fiorentina'

Anderson is officially a Fiorentina player after completing his move from Manchester United. “I am very happy and want to help.”

The Brazilian had been in the city this week to undergo a medical and Fiorentina announced the deal had been completed this morning.

Anderson arrives on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season for a reported €6.5m.

“The first training session was good, the team looked after me everyone helped me to settle in. I have to thank everyone and appreciate what they are doing for me,” he told Viola Channel.

“I am very happy. I was happy at Manchester for seven or eight years, it was a big club for me and had a lot of friends, but now it’s a new challenge and the time to change.

“Sir Alex Ferguson was the guy I looked for, the best guy I ever met in football. I have to say thank you for everything he did for me.

“I don’t have a preferred position on the pitch. I just came here to try to help with the players, help the team and help the manager. I do my best.

“I saw Fiorentina lost Champions League qualification by two points last season, so this year I want to help them get into the Champions League.” 

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