Fulham are reportedly rumoured to chase Manchester United midfielder Fred amid growing links in the media.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Fulham could chase Manchester United midfielder Fred ahead of the new season. The Red Devils could cash in on the Brazilian, who will enter the final year of his deal. Erik ten Hag is already looking for a new midfielder and could make do with additional funds from sales.
There’s a complex situation brewing at Manchester United. Erik ten hag has ambitious names on his transfer shortlist, but there are question marks over the club’s budget for the next window. Part of it is due to the uncertainty of their ownership situation and how much money will become available for spending.
Part of Ten Hag’s plans involve bringing in a new defender and a striker, but the Dutchman may also seek midfield reinforcements, but someone younger. The manager may feel the need to reduce his squad’s average age but also maintain the experience.
That brings the subject to Fred. The €59 million Manchester United midfielder enters the final year of his deal, and no news on a possible extension. He might get sold if the right offer arrives, but the Brazilian also packs plenty of experience needed in this squad.
Fulham are reportedly rumoured to chase Fred ahead of the summer window. The suggestions began after Marco Silva and Fred were spotted outside Old Trafford, deep in conversation after the game ended. Could he move to Craven Cottage in the summer?
Possibly, considering Silva has been bringing in Portuguese-speaking players since last summer’s return. Fulham could also lose Joao Palhinha to one of the bigger clubs, as he may need replacing in the team.
Bringing in an experienced star like Fred could do the trick. Silva could also promise the Brazilian game time with regularity. A sale could somewhat help Manchester United recoup some funds that may benefit them in the transfer window.
Whether the move can become a possibility remains the question, but it will depend on what Manchester United may want in return. For now, these are threading on rumours, but it has the possibility of materialising.