Serie A Club Interested In Signing Brazilian Midfielder Fred

Brazil's Fred during training.

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Even though the transfer window for English sides concluded at the start of August itself, the rest of Europe still has until September 2 to put an end to their transfer pursuits.

As of such, the players in the Premier League are still eligible to depart to any of these European outfits and many seem to be targeting these talents as the window draws closer and closer to its end.

While it is always hard to convince such player to leave given that the parent clubs can’t sign their replacements, this is an apt time for those players that are deemed to be deadwood, surplus to requirements, or simply out of favor to pen an alternate path.

Now, Calciomercato reports that Fiorentina is interested in signing Fred from Manchester United. The Brazilian midfielder was acquired by the Red Devils last season in a massive £52 million swoop by fending off interest from local rivals Man City.

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However, he failed to make the requisite impact under Jose Mourinho. At the start of this season, the player himself expressed the desire to renew his efforts at the club and make a strong impact under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

As of such, the Serie A side may have a tough time in convincing United to let go of Fred. The player’s untapped potential aside, the Red Devils simply don’t have the safe squad-depth in their midfield to lose the 26-year-old.

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Further, the Italian side will also have to put up a massive sum in order to even bring the Old Trafford outfit to the negotiating table. It is unlikely that they have the financial power to do the same.

Solskjaer may already be facing the ramifications of a light roster through lack of options up-front. Will Fred succeed in redeeming himself this campaign?

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