Santos star Felipe Anderson hoping to convince Muricy Ramalho he can wear the number 10 next season
Santos midfielder Felipe Anderson is hoping to use the rest of the season to convince his coach, Muricy Ramalho, that he is good enough to wear the number 10 shirt next season.
Anderson, 19, is not thinking about the prospect of his club bringing in a high profile playmaker to replace Ganso, who left for São Paulo in September, but instead concentrating on making the shirt his own.
The midfielder said that "nobody has a guaranteed place" on the team and hopes to impress Ramalho that he can do the job.
"I think we've been conquering my space, I am one of those who served. I do what he (Murky) asks me, I need to keep doing it and not think about who they will hire or not.
"Need to seek improvement every day, no one has a spot guaranteed without wondering if someone is going to come in.
"We do not know if a player will come in our position. It's different player each week in the news. I just need to perform better I think every week to ensure my space."
Santos have been linked with a host of big names to take on the number 10 shirt, including Diego Souza, who is trying to leave Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) due to three months of unpaid wages, Renato Augusto of Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), and Nene of Paris Saint-Germain (France).