Saturday, October 21, 2017

City considering Fred bid

Manchester City will turn their attention to Brazilian international Fred if they fail in their attempts to sign Edinson Cavani, the Mirror understands.

Carlos Tevez’s departure to Juventus has left new manager Manuel Pellegrini with just two recognised strikers ahead of the new Premier League season.

Fred, who scored a brace in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final victory over Spain, will be allowed to leave Fluminese if the price is right.

He moved to his native Brazil having spent three and a half seasons in France with Lyon, who released him from his contract in 2009 after scoring thirty-four goals in eighty-five Ligue 1 appearances.

The 29 year old has just eighteen months remaining on his current deal, so a fee of around £7million is likely to be enough to persuade head coach Abel Braga to do business.

Cavani remains City’s number one target, though the club are currently trailing Chelsea in the race to sign the Napoli striker.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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