Man United to announce signing of 25-year-old next week – report

Man United are close to confirming the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to reports

Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United are close to being able to announce the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to reports in the British media.

The Manchester Evening News, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that the 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder is set to become the Red Devils’ first signing of the summer when the deal is confirmed next wee.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move to sign the midfielder in recent days as Jose Mourinho looks to assemble a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

According to the same story, the deal is all but agreed and now only the smaller details of the transfer need to be ironed out.

The article says that Manchester United are preparing to announce the signing of Fred before the end of next week as they ramp up their summer recruitment drive.

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of signings this summer as they look to try and win their first Premier League title since 2013 next season.

The Red Devils finished in second place and without a trophy last season in Mourinho’s second campaign in charge at Old Trafford.

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