Manchester United have announced the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Fred completed a medical ahead of the move to Old Trafford on Monday, and his services are expected to cost the Red Devils in excess of £50million.
Jose Mourinho had been looking for a central midfielder according to reports that had been popping up for several months. Napoli’s Jorginho who is expected to sign for Manchester City and Fabinho who has been snapped up by Liverpool were both linked with United before their efforts shifted to Fred. With Marouane Fellaini set to depart and Michael Carrick retired, Mourinho certainly needed to add some depth to the area to relieve the load off Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matić.
Fred spent a year and a half at Brazilian side Internacional before moving to Ukraine in the summer of 2013. He played 156 times for Shakhtar and scored 15 goals in all competitions. His name is on the 23-man list of players to travel to Russia to represent Brazil in the World Cup.
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