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Fulham working on deal to sign Manchester United man after Marco Silva spotted chatting to him on final day

The Cottagers are already working on their first summer deal

Fulham are working on a deal to sign Manchester United midfielder Fred, according to reports, after Cottagers boss Marco Silva was spotted deep in conversation with the Brazilian on the final day of the season.

The west London side defied all expectations this season and, though they finished the season poorly, they still managed to finish 10th in their first season back in the Premier League.

Now, they are looking to stay there, and have identified Fred as a potential midfield addition should he become available. After the 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on the final day of the season, Fulham boss Silva was spotted having a one on one chat with the Brazilian, with speculation that a potential move to west London dominated that particular conversation.

Now, as per the Manchester Evening News, ‘intermediaries have proposed a possible move for Fred, 30, to Fulham as United want to recruit a younger midfielder’, with the Brazilian out of contract next summer and potentially available on the cheap.

Fred’s future at Old Trafford looks bleak, with the former Shakhtar man having fallen out of favour and having started just two Premier League games since March’s 7-0 defeat to Liverpool.

He could welcome a switch to Craven Cottage, with regular football likely to be on offer alongside Joao Palhinha, who has been a revelation for Silva’s side. With United reportedly in a position where they need to sell before they need to buy and with Erik ten Hag demanding more investment into his side if they are to challenge Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League, selling someone like Fred could be an excellent way to raise funds.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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