In today’s fast-paced transfer news cycles, a saga that is even a few days long alone can feel like forever. So when one is presented with a long-developing story whose climax seems indefinitely stretching, frustration is inevitable.
A similar emotion may be making its way into the minds of those supporters that have been waiting around for Manchester United to announce Fred as their inaugural summer signing – a feat that has allegedly been in the making for over a week.
However, what is often missed is that the player is currently training with Brazil for the World Cup. But in this case, it may actually be the source of good news.
M.E.N are confident that United are finalizing a deal for Fred. The fact that the 25-year-old is currently with the Brazil side in London works to the club’s favor.
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The lads from South America are at present training at Tottenham’s Spurs Lodge in Enfield, in anticipation of a warm-up game against Croatia at Anfield on Saturday.
The proximity is a welcome update, as not all teams have the luxury of attaining their preferred targets within a close distance.
The source adds that representatives of the player are in the final stages of negotiations, and an end-figure lower than the Brazilian’s £52.5 million release clause can be achieved.
The player himself confirmed as such in a press conference on Thursday: “There have been some advanced talks since January when I almost went to Man City. Soon after City, United talked to Shakhtar and my agents. And today, if I’m not mistaken, there is very strong interest from United.”
The increasing consensus is that the deal will occur shortly, and that it is simply a matter of playing the waiting game before a medical, signing, and the presentation is made official.