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Lazio's Felipe Anderson is not a target, according to Barcelona sporting director

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As the Silly Season continues to roll, more and more names are added to various teams' potential transfer target lists. On Barcelona's list, the name Felipe Anderson was inserted.

An old friend and teammate of current Barça star Neymar Jr., Anderson is wreaking havoc on Serie A, leading Lazio to a Champions League qualifying campaign with 10 goals and six assists in 24 appearances this season. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, and the friendship with Neymar caused him to become a potential transfer target for La Liga teams, especially Barça.

In fact, one of the Blaugrana's scouts recently watched a Lazio match to evaluate Anderson, which triggered the rumors. But according to Barça's sporting director, Ariedo Braida, the Brazilian is not a transfer target.

"There is nothing to say about Felipe Anderson. The papers write so many things. In one day, Barca have approached 10 names. At this time, Felipe Anderson is not a player we are following."

Source: LaLazioSiamoNoi

There you go. The boss has said that Felipe Anderson is not coming to Barça. Which is good news, since Anderson is nothing more than a good player.

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