Roma have agreed personal terms with Manchester United midfielder Fred.
The Brazilian international arrived at Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer, in a deal worth €60 million.
However, he endured a difficult first season at the English club, failing to nail down a spot in the Red Devils’ starting lineup.
The likes of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera have parted ways with the Mancunian giants since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival, and yet Fred looks unlikely to become a guaranteed starter under the Norwegian gaffer next season.
Now, according to latest reports coming in from Italy, the 26-year-old could be offered an escape route this summer, by Serie A outfit Roma.
As per Il Romanista (via Calciomercato), new Roma boss Paulo Fonseca wants to recruit Fred to strengthen his side’s midfield, and help the team recover from a poor domestic campaign.
The Rome-based club intends to sign the midfielder on a two-year long loan deal, with the report suggesting that personal terms have already been agreed between the two parties.
However, it will be interesting to see whether Manchester United approve of this transfer.
While the Reds certainly lack the numbers in their midfield department, they could be open to offloading Fred on a permanent basis, to generate extra funds for their summer squad overhaul.