Manchester United have competed the £48m signing of Fred, according to reports.
According to Globo Esporto, the transfer was completed yesterday after the player completed his medical. Fred has already participated in the promotional activities associated with the announcement ahead of joining back up with the Brazilian national squad.
The report can be found here and is translated below:
The 25-year-old Seleção has signed a five-year contract last Monday at the club’s London office. Before, he performed exams and posed for photos with the shirt in the CT
By Alexandre Lozetti, Edgard Maciel de Sá and Mauro Naves, London, England
05/06/2018 04h31 Updated 4 hours ago
The midfielder Fred returns to the Seleção on Tuesday as a Manchester United player. In the last second, he took advantage of the gap after a 2-0 win over Croatia to define his future. He spent much of the day in the CT in Manchester with his businessmen and from there he went to the office of the English club in London, where he signed the five-year contract.
The official announcement is a matter of time: United expects only the arrival of a document from Shakhtar Donetsk to confirm the hiring for about 55 million euros ($ 240 million).
After passing the exams and even signing the contract, Fred posed for photos and videos with the Manchester United shirt last Monday. It was one of the things that the midfielder did in the club’s CT between early morning and early afternoon. In the first direct contact, by the way. the driver and his representatives, former players Fábio Mello and Gilberto Silva, were impressed by the structure and attention of United’s employees.
Creator of Atletico-MG and revealed at the base of the International, the midfielder played the last five seasons in Ukraine. Earlier in the year, Manchester City made a bid for the player. He wanted to leave Pep Guardiola’s team very much, but Shakhtar’s presence in the last 16 of the Champions League prevented the transfer. The board of the Ukrainian club kicked its feet and refused to sell the player.
Since then, Fred’s representatives have been sealing the deal for Shakhtar to release him for less than the € 70 million fine at the end of the season. That was when coach Jose Mourinho came into action. The former Inter player is one of the pillars of the team that the Portuguese wants to set up for United to prevent the bicampeonato of rival City in the English Championship.