Dynamo Kiev 0 – Shakhtar Donetsk 2
There was a big match in Ukraine on Wednesday night, as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Dynamo Kiev in the cup final.
Shakhtar won the final with two second half goals. Facundo Ferreyra opened before Yaroslav Rakitskiy doubled the advantage.
Will Shakhtar go on to win the double? That’s looking likely as Shakhtar currently have a five point lead over Dynamo Kiev at the top of the league.
Fred: Man United vs Man City
For a few months, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Fred has been tipped with a move to the Premier League.
Two clubs have been fighting for Fred’s signature: Man United and Man City.
With the Fred stories first emerged, it was Man City who were at the front of the queue.
Yet, claims that City may move for Fred in the January transfer window never materialised. Since, Man United are thought to be stepping up efforts to land the 25-year-old.
Fred could help plug the hole set to be left when Michael Carrick retires this summer.
Marouane Fellaini could also be set to exit United on a free transfer in the off-season.
Darijo Srna confirms Fred’s Manchester move
Following the Ukrainian Cup final, Shakhtar Donetsk’s captain Darijo Srna appeared on a broadcasted a live video on Instagram.
The purpose of the video was to share the team’s celebrations with their fans. However Srna also stoked the transfer rumours by confirming that Fred is heading to Manchester.
With Fred alongside Srna on the live stream, Srna told viewers:
Let’s go Brazil. Champions, champions.
Fred now is going to Manchester. Doesn’t know if City or United. Let’s know.
‘Jorginho to Man City’
Could Fred join United as Napoli’s Jorginho moves to Man City?
According to Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez Haya a few weeks ago, Man City are in advanced negotiations over a move for Jorginho.
The player’s agent, Joao Santos, met with Man City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain, last week. A deal is said to be “close”.
Jorginho (Napoli) is in advanced negotiation with Manchester City. His agent (Joao Santos) was last week in a succesful meeting with Txiki in Manchester. The deal is close to happen. @elchiringuitotv @chirichampions
— Jose Alvarez Haya (@10JoseAlvarez) April 23, 2018