News today that we may be in competition with Manchester United for 21 year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso.
Miguel Veloso – has played 22 times for Sporting Lisbon
Veloso is Portuguese and plays defensive midfield for Sporting Lisbon, but he can also play as a center back or left back. He is also said to be a threat on set pieces.
Miguel started his career at SL Benfica where his father Antonio, was a famous footballer. But at the age of 14 he switched to rivals Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he has now played for 5 straight seasons and eventually made the first team squad in the 2004-2005 season.
He stands 5â€™11″ tall and has played for Sporting Lisbon 22 times.
Last August, Miguel was called up for the Portuguese national squad for the first time, for a European 2008 qualifier against Armenia and he eventually made his full international debut for Portugal against Azerbaijan on 13 October 2007.
He has so far played 5 times for his country.