Manchester United target Fred has dropped another major hint on Twitter to suggest he’ll be joining the club in the coming weeks.
Gianluca di Marzio reported last Thursday that a £44m deal to sign the Brazilian from Shakhtar Donetsk had been agreed.
The club’s president, Sergei Palkin, all but confirmed the move by revealing he had completed a move to a big club.
And Fred has further fanned the flames by thanking a friend who had congratulated him on his move to Old Trafford on Twitter.
The account in question, while not verified, is indeed that of Fred‘s given that Shakhtar and Brazil teammate Douglas Costa both follow it.
Man United want the move to be finalised before Fred travels with Brazil to the World Cup and expect to wrap up the move during the 24-year-old’s brief stay in the north-west for a Friendly with Croatia at Anfield on June 3.
You sense Fred is a player United, mindful of Michael Carrick‘s retirement and Marouane Fellaini‘s likely departure, have touted for some time and had a free run at ever since Manchester City pulled out of the race to sign him over the January transfer. They are set to pursue Napoli and Italy midfielder Jorginho instead, while United look likely to move for another midfielder to support the trio of Fred, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.