Man Utd complete Fred signing


Manchester United have completed the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred for a fee in the region of £52.5 million ($70m).
The Brazil international midfielder becomes the fourth most expensive arrival ever at Old Trafford after five years at Shakhtar Donetsk.               
The Brazilian has signed a five-year deal which includes a club option for a further 12 months upon its expiry.
The 25-year-old, who is United’s second signing of the summer transfer window after Diogo Dalot, was a target of Manchester City until the Premier League champions withdrew their interest in January.
Fred said: “This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team. To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.
”I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates. I would like to thank everyone at Shakhtar Donetsk for everything they have done for me over the past five years.

“This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil.”
Jose Mourinho said: “Fred will complement our other midfielders' qualities, which we need; his creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game. I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team.”


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