Manchester United has announced the £52 million signing of Brazil midfielder, Fred, from Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday.
Fred, 25, who is currently on World Cup duty with Brazil, has signed a five-year contract with United that will tie him to Old Trafford until June 2023 albeit with an option to extend for a further 12 months.
Reacting to the latest addition to his squad, United boss Jose Mourinho praised the deal by saying his ‘creative brain and passing vision’ were the primary reasons behind his signing.
‘Fred will complement our other midfielders’ qualities, which we need; his creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game,’ he told the club’s official website.
‘I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team.’
On signing for Manchester United, Fred said: ‘This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team.