£198m-worth Neymar celebrates Fred’s £52m Man-U move

June 5, 2018

Manchester United have agreed a five-year contract with Brazil midfielder Fred.

The £52million signing from Shakhtar Donetsk travelled to United’s Mayfair offices in London to complete the formalities of his move before taking part in Brazil training at Tottenham’s training ground.

Fred received a hug from Neymar shortly after the announcement. The Paris Saint-Germain ace knows a thing or two about big-money moves having left Barcelona to the French capital in a world record £198m move last summer.

Fred (left) has signed a five-year contract with Manchester United as he completes his £52million move to the Premier League

Fred (left) has signed a five-year contract with Manchester United as he completes his £52million move to the Premier League

 

Tiring few days? Fred is caught yawning before the training session got underway in London having been busy with the deal

Tiring few days? Fred is caught yawning before the training session got underway in London having been busy with the deal

 

Jostling for the ball with ex-Chelsea defender Filipe Luis, Fred can now switch his attentions back to preparing with Brazil

Jostling for the ball with ex-Chelsea defender Filipe Luis, Fred can now switch his attentions back to preparing with Brazil

 

Brazil are preparing for their final pre-World Cup friendly against Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna on Sunday

Brazil are preparing for their final pre-World Cup friendly against Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna on Sunday

 

The Selecao have one final friendly in a bid to fine tune their plans for this summer’s tournament as they take on Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna on Sunday.

Spirits were high in training on Tuesday and both boss Tite and Fred will be relieved to finally have his future sorted after months of speculation.

United's official website confirmed the club had reached agreement with Fred on Tuesday to the delight of supporters

United’s official website confirmed the club had reached agreement with Fred on Tuesday to the delight of supporters

 

Fred was driven to United's Carrington training complex for his medical on Monday having played in Liverpool on Sunday

Fred was driven to United’s Carrington training complex for his medical on Monday having played in Liverpool on Sunday

 

Fred was driven into the club's training base in a black Mercedes van ready for his medical

Fred was driven into the club’s training base in a black Mercedes van ready for his medical

 

Fred left Brazil’s team following Sunday’s win over Croatia at Anfield to have the first part of his medical and a look around the United’s training complex before undergoing club publicity photographs on Monday and heading to London with his agents Fabio Mello and Gilberto Silva.

United are also completing the finer details of terms with Porto for full-back Diogo Dalot, who is due in London to sign his contract, also expected to be for five years.

Jose Mourinho likes the idea that the 19-year-old looks comfortable at left back and could well start him in that position as he looks to develop him into the successor to Antonio Valencia at right back.

United are closing in on the signing of 19-year-old Porto defender Diogo Dalot as they look to bolster options defensively

United are closing in on the signing of 19-year-old Porto defender Diogo Dalot as they look to bolster options defensively

 

Jose Mourinho will be pleased to complete the signing of Fred, with more new faces to follow as the window goes on

Jose Mourinho will be pleased to complete the signing of Fred, with more new faces to follow as the window goes on

 

United have still to agree a fee with Juventus for Matteo Darmian.

The Italian side thought they could deal at £11.5m but United have asked for closer to £17m.

Inter Milan have also shown an interest in Daley Blind as they look to replace Joao Cancelo.

United retain interest in Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale who is expecting his representatives to discuss his future with the European champions next week.

Marko Arnautovic of West Ham has also been discussed by United as cover for Romelu Lukaku though West Ham would want in excess of £50m.

United retain interest in Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, who is set to discuss his future after the departure of Zinedine Zidane

United retain interest in Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, who is set to discuss his future after the departure of Zinedine Zidane

 

 

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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