José Mourinho is presently unhappy with the way his men lost to the Blues in the FA Cup final. The defeat to Chelsea rendered the Portuguese manager empty-handed(throphy-less) for the first time since he took over from Ryan Giggs two years ago.
As a way to move on from his player’s unproductive season and to correct the lapses ahead of next season, the Red Devils manager is now set to complete his first summer signing in couple of days.
According Manchester Evening News, Brazilian midfielder Fred is set to sign a contract deal with the Old Trafford outfits before the end of the month.
The 25-year-old impressive midfielder currently plays from Shakhtar Donetsk but the Ukrainian Champions have reportedly agreed to let go of the player to Old Trafford before the start of the summer World Cup in Russia.
Fred was named in the Sellecao’s World Cup squad and that has influenced Mourinho’s decision to hasten his move for his signature, so as to avoid losing him to other suitors who would be watching him at the Mundial next month.
Fred will be traveling to the Anfield Stadium, next week with his national teammates, to face Croatia in a friendly match.
According to reports, the midfielder would later move to Old Trafford for medicals and some other contractual issues before he would put pen to paper to sign a new contract.
Fred is set to cost United nothing less than £60m which looks to be a token, considering the player’s worth and impressive performances for Shaktar Donestk.