Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, and are now in pole position to sign the Brazilian.
That’s what the Manchester Evening News say anyway, per The Sun, who adds that Manchester City passed up on the opportunity to sign the 25-year-old in January.
Now, it looks as though that decision is going to come back and haunt Pep Guardiola and his men, with Fred now seemingly on his way to Old Trafford to work with Jose Mourinho.
The midfield man has already played seven times for his country, while also having an outside chance at making it to the World Cup this summer. However, from a United point of view, I’d hope that he doesn’t as it makes any pending transfer far easier to complete.
It comes as no secret to pretty much everyone that United are desperate to bring in at least one midfielder this summer. Marouane Fellaini is yet to agree to a new contract and he’ll be a free agent, whereas Michael Carrick is hanging up his boots for good.
Hopefully, Mourinho can help push through a deal for Fred and who knows, perhaps he’s that third midfielder we’ve been crying out for all season; although Ander Herrera has been pretty excellent lately.