Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Details of Fred's Manchester United deal revealed

Sadio Mane shoots under pressure from Diogo Dalot and Diego Reyes Liverpool's Champions League last-16 second leg with Porto Sadio Mane shoots under pressure from Diogo Dalot and Diego Reyes Liverpool's Champions League last-16 second leg with Porto
Betsy Taylor | 06 June, 2018, 02:00

Manchester United announced on Tuesday they have agreed a deal to sign Brazilian global midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk as Jose Mourinho seeks to topple reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who is part of the Selecao for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, is set to become Jose Mourinho's first signing of the summer.

"Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos (Fred)", United said in a statement on their website.

It takes United's spending to around £70m in a day - it is expected that the club will make another announcement imminently, though they may wait until tomorrow to do so following the announcement of the Fred deal.

Fred moved to Donetsk in 2013 and was a part of three league-winning sides.

United might not yet be finished with transfer activity prior to the June 14 kickoff of the World Cup.


The Portugal Under-21 defender looks set to become the Red Devils' second signing of the summer. I am happy for him.

Reports from the UK also claim that rising Porto star, Diego Dalot, is also likely to sign for Manchester United within the week, pending the outcome of a medical at Carrington.

Willian added: 'He is very happy to come to the Premier League to play.

'He is excited to start but now is the time to think about the World Cup.

He recently appeared as an 82nd-minute substitute for his nation's 2-0 victory over Croatia last weekend at Anfield.

He has made 156 appearances over five seasons with Shakhtar, the Ukrainian Premier League champions, scoring 14 goals.

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