Galatasaray ‘remain keen’ on Manchester United midfielder Fred
Manchester United star Fred is still of interest to Turkish giants Galatasaray in the ongoing transfer window, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
The Red Devils ‘remain keen’ on acquiring the services of the Brazil international this summer. The midfielder is a priority target for the Super Lig outfit and is expected to leave the Old Trafford side in the coming weeks.
Galatasaray had made an approach and submitted a bid recently to sign Fred. However, United rejected the offer from the Turkish giants as the offer was below the Manchester-based club’s valuation.
It remains to be seen whether the Super Lig outfit will be able to secure the Brazilian’s services. The Lions have already made a number of decent additions to their squad, with the likes of Mauro Icardi and Wilfried Zaha joining them.
United signed Fred in the summer of 2018 from Shakhtar Donetsk. Over the years, the 30-year-old has established himself in the Red Devils’ first team.
However, in the previous campaign, the midfielder lost his place in the starting lineup. While the Brazilian made 56 appearances in all competitions for the Old Trafford side, he started in just 12 Premier League matches.
Casemiro and Christian Eriksen were Erik ten Hag’s preferred duo in the midfield pivot last season. The former Real Madrid star and the Danish national were pivotal to the Dutch manager’s success in his first year in charge of United.
This summer, we have also added Mason Mount to our ranks. The England international is arguably a more well-rounded player than Fred in the final third of the pitch.
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As things stand, the Brazilian has just one more year left on his current contract at the Old Trafford side (transfermarkt). Thus, seeing the Red Devils cash in on the 30-year-old in the coming weeks will not be a surprise.