Fred moves closer to joining Man Utd in £44m transfer

Manchester United target drops HUGE hint he's set for £53m Old Trafford move

The Frenchman has struggled for opportunities at United following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez last January and missed out on a place in Didier Deschamps World Cup squad.

Signed from global for €15M in 2013 where he was already twice a Campeonato Gaucho champion the classy left-footer has been a regular in the Shakhtar side ever since, helping them to two league titles, two domestic cups and three Super Cups.

It would also have been a hard transfer to complete, as Shakhtar were still in the Champions League at the time and would have demanded a hefty price for one of their most prized assets.

Fred will be in the north-west of England when Brazil play a friendly against Croatia at Anfield on June 3rd and the newspaper says United are keen to get a deal completed while the midfielder is in the UK.

Manchester United are expected to spend big this summer as they aim to close the gap on rivals Manchester City.

It seemed to have cleared the field for Manchester United to go ahead and get their man, but things seemed to have been complicated by Barcelona's entry into the picture as a potential suitor for Fred.

Fred is a box to box midfielder, known for his incisive passing and through balls.

Real Madrid vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report
But in his opponents on Saturday he finds a 25-year-old with the potential to replace him on the peak of European football . A late goal from Liverpool's Alan Kennedy in the 1981 bout was enough to secure the English side a 1-0 win.

Fred's physicality and his ability to carry the ball forward will make him well suited for the English Premier League.

Despite Jose Mourinho praising Fellaini earlier in the season for his "strong character", he has never been a regular starter in the league under him and it's no surprise to read that he is speaking to other clubs before his contract officially expires at the Red Devils.

Not even a week on from losing their FA Cup final to Chelsea a Wembley, Jose Mourinho already appears to be working on crafting his squad for next season.

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to offer Paul Pogba plus £70m to land Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer.

Di Marzio's report also states that Manchester United are looking to sign a back up striker in the summer. West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic has also been mentioned in the report.

Do you think bringing in Fred is the right option for Manchester United?

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