IT’S OFFICIAL: Brazilian Fred Joins Man United From Shakhtar Donetsk For £52million

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Brazilian Fred Joins Man United From Shakhtar Donetsk For £47m

Manchester United have completed the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred for a fee in the region of £52.5 million ($70m).

The 25-year-old Brazil international midfielder, who is currently at the World Cup in Russia, joins on a five-year-deal and becomes the fourth most expensive arrival ever at Old Trafford after five years at Shakhtar Donetsk.

“This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team,” said Fred.

“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.”

United manager Jose Mourinho told the club’s official website of Fred’s capture:

“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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