25-year-old midfielder drops major transfer hint over Manchester United move

Brazil international Fred has dropped yet another hint that he could be on his way to Manchester United this summer. A report from Gianluca Di Marzio last week claimed that United have agreed on a £44m deal for the midfielder with Shakhtar Donetsk and the 25-year-old now appears close to sealing his switch.

Earlier last week, Fred had liked an Instagram post from a fan who welcomed him to Old Trafford and he has now dropped another major hint on Twitter by thanking a friend, who congratulated him over his proposed United move.

Unlike Fred’s Instagram, the Twitter account has not been verified but looking into his followers, it definitely seems legit with Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazilian teammate Douglas Costa following him.


Brazil are due to make the trip to the north-west of England for an international friendly against Croatia this weekend and United are supposedly confident of finalising a contract with the midfielder by then.

Regardless of Fred’s arrival, Jose Mourinho has been tipped to pursue another central midfielder during the summer with Marouane Fellaini looking likelier by the day to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer.

Fellaini, who has just a month left on his existing contract, has been linked with a move to AC Milan this summer with the Rossoneri prepared to reward with a long-term deal.

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