Contract agreement close – Man Utd to seal €59.4million signing

Manchester United have already agreed a fee with Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk to hire the services of Brazilian international Fred, however, the Red Devils have not sealed the signing as yet.

According to Manchester Evening News, the Old Trafford club still have not agreed personal terms with the player and that is the main reason why the £52million (€59.4million) move has not been made official.

The British outlet have claimed that there is nothing much to worry about the current situation and that United should seal the move soon. It is stated that Fred’s work permit has been secured and just the final details are left to reach a contract agreement with his representatives.

As per BBC’s Simon Stone, Fred’s move to United should be completed next week (Twitter).

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The 25-year-old star scored 4 goals and provided 7 assists for Shakhtar in the last campaign. He is a versatile talent, who can effectively play in multiple midfield positions and more importantly, he can operate with both feet.

Fred is currently with the Brazilian national team in Russia for the World Cup. The Selecao will kick start their tournament tomorrow against Switzerland.

The five time World Cup winners have got top quality midfielders like Coutinho, Paulinho, Fernandinho, and Casemiro in the squad so it will not be easy for Fred to get into the starting XI under Tite.