Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Man United Close In On Their First Signing Of The Summer

Man United Close In On Their First Signing Of The Summer

Manchester United are ready to pull the plug on a £53m deal to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to reports in the British media.

But, Fred has now shot dead any hope United might have had of a quick resolution by insisting he would not sign for a new club until after the World Cup is over.

Manchester United are in the pole position to sign Manchester City target midfielder after reports reveal that the Red Devils are willing to extra to get their man.

A bid for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has been confirmed by the Brazilian global, and it also appears United are lining up a move for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld.

Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva is now working as Fred's agent and he has confirmed that a move to England is appealing to his client.

The United boss would also like to sign as many as four defenders, but may have to be satisfied with two.

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Fred was one of Shakhtar's best players in the 2017-18 season as they picked up another Ukrainian league title.

The player's full name is Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos but simply known as Fred.

The 25 year old from Belo Horizonte made the move to Ukraine quickly. Fred is a product of the Porto Alegre-based Internacional's youth academy. He completed a move to Shakhtar Donetsk in June 2013.

When it comes to Manchester United, though, it's hard to see how Jose Mourinho will fit him into the side.

Fred now plays for Shakhtar Donetsk and has become one of the most sought after players in Europe after his displays over the last two seasons for the Ukrainian outfit, who reached the Champions League Round of 16 last term.

Moreover, the player is a defensive midfielder and he will strengthen United's team.

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