Is Walter set to rekindle Manchester United’s interest?

January 19, 2010 at 12:04 2 comments

Walter (centre) back amongst the goals at Inter

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In March last year, Internacional’s Walter Henrique da Silva was amongst the bunch of young Brazilians being looked at by Manchester United. Back then he was valued at around the £5 million mark. But the 20-year-old suffered a serious knee injury and has only just returned to training after an eight month layoff. After recently losing out on Douglas Costa to Shakhtar Donetsk, United may once again turn their attentions to Walter who has scored five goals for Brazil’s U20s.

The player is currently back with Inter’s B team and hit the net at the weekend against minnows Ypiranga. But the forward could rejoin Inter’s senior side within the month and be put into the squad for the Libertadores.

Name: Walter Henrique da Silva
DOB: 22/07/1989
Debut: 11/05/2008 (Inter 1-0 Vasco da Gama)

Appearances: 16

Goals: 4

Height: 1.76m

Brazil U20 8 appearances 5 goals


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sexton Blake  |  January 20, 2010 at 16:00

    Read the following article and I think you’ll agree that there is more chance of United hiring Walter WInterbottom than buying Walter:

  • 2. Colorado Matt  |  January 21, 2010 at 07:23

    There’s alot of hype about Walter and there is no doubting he is a real raw talent which he has shown whilst playing for the Brazilian Under 20 side. But, in an Inter shirt he really hasn’t established himself in the first time yet.

    Under thier new coach, Fossatti, Inter look like their going to line up playing a lone striker which would suggest to me that Walter will need to continue being patient.

    I think he needs to continue maturing both as a player and a person before he can think about moving to Europe. As with the Sandro situation, I don’t see what the rush is for him to leave Porto Alegre at this stage of his career.


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