Deal done – United agree $62.2m transfer deal to sign 25-year-old star
Manchester United have completed the signing which we all knew was in works for the past several weeks.
As per BBC, the final fee to clinch the transfer deal for Fred from Shaktar Donestk was $62.2 million (£47 million).
Reports yesterday claimed that the Red Devils were looking to seal the transfer of the 25-year-old before the end of this week.
An official statement which was released by the club on Thursday said:
“Manchester United is delighted to announce it has finalised the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos (Fred) from Shakhtar Donetsk.
“The player completed a medical and has agreed a five-year contract with the option to extend for a further year.
“The 25-year-old Brazilian international midfielder has won a number of club honours, including three league titles in Ukraine.”
Speaking to United’s official website, Fred, who will be teaming up with several other South American stars at Old Trafford said:
“This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team.
“To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.”