Galatasaray have submitted a second bid for Manchester United midfielder Fred, with the fee nothing short of laughable.
Fred looks like one of the players set to be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer. Saudi Arabian sides are apparently interested, as well as Marco Silva’s Fulham who are believed to have an eye on the 30-year-old.
Another club that are looking to secure his signature are Galatasaray. They submitted a bid just over a week ago, with United rejecting it due to it being under the value they estimate the midfielder to be worth.
Now they’ve come back with a second bid, which is arguably even more laughable than their first approach.
Galatasaray up their bid for Fred… by a measly amount
Galatasaray’s first bid for Fred was understood to be around €6m (£5.1m), according to the Turkish publication Fanatik.
They have now upped their bid by a measly €2m, with the club offering €7.1m (£6.9m) for his signature.
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Remarkably, the same publication also reports that United valued Fred at just €12 million (£10.3m).
Granted, he’s much older now and worth significantly less. But – it’s still not a great return.
He hasn’t exactly given United much bang for their buck either. Fred has been a frustrating player since his arrival, never really living up to the hype surrounding him when he was in Ukraine.
What’s also important to note is that he still only has one year left on his contract, so is it just best to cash in now despite the fee being so little? We’ll see what United do in the coming days.