Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is not one to comment on transfer policies or potential new players. That rule doesn’t seem to apply to the players in question, however. Certainly not Frickson Erazo.
The Ecuador defender is quoted by the Daily Mail, revealing contact has been made between United and his representatives. He continued:
It’s true that there was initial contact, but it will not help if my performance drops. I try not to think about this. It’s really flattering that big European clubs are watching football in my country, but if you think about playing with Real Madrid or Manchester United you risk losing concentration.”
His name is unlikely to mean much to many, apart from those with a telescopic lens on South American football. That Sir Alex’s scouts have spotted him on their radar is not a great surprise, but he is a new name to those of us less well informed.
So, what do we know about Erazo? He is a 24-year-old defender who plays for Barcelona SC. Unlike their Spanish namesakes, SC have failed to win in the opening four matches of the Primera ‘A’ División and are 10th in a 12 team league, according to Fifa’s official website.
However, last season he picked up the first medal of his career after winning the league title in happier times.
Like his fellow Ecuadorian and United player Antonio Valencia, Erazo has been capped at senior international level and has 15 caps. His only goal to date came against Greece. As with other South American players, he also has a shortened name. Frickson Rafael Erazo Vivero is his correct title, but it’s safer for the club shirts to keep it simple.
He apparently uses the same agent as James Rodriguez, the Porto striker who was linked with a move to Old Trafford in January. Whether that agent has fed Erazo some chicken feed is a question for United’s scouting team, and Ferguson’s summer plans.