Manchester United midfielder Fred has dropped a major hint that he’s keen to leave the club ahead of Donny van de Beek’s impending arrival.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been determined to bolster his options in the middle of the park for the new campaign and talks to sign Ajax’s Van de Beek, 23, have accelerated over the last fortnight.
The Red Devils have now reached a £40million agreement with Ajax for Van de Beek’s signature and the Dutchman will put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Old Trafford.
Van de Beek completed a medical from the Netherlands national team’s training camp this week ahead of their Nations League clashes with Poland and Italy and will fly to the UK once those matches are completed.
His imminent switch means Solskjaer will soon have a wealth of midfield talent at his disposal, with Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Vidic, Scott McTominay, Juan Mata and Fred already battling for places.
And it appears Van de Beek’s move has ruffled a few feathers, with Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira ‘likely’ to leave this summer and Fred now hinting that he would be keen to move on before the transfer deadline, presumably fearing for his playing time next term.
The Brazilian ‘liked’ a picture from Galatasaray fan account ‘Yellow Red Report’ on Instagram which stated: ‘Galatasaray is interested in hiring the midfielder of Manchester United, Fred, during this summer’s transfer window.’
Reports in Turkey claim Galatasaray are exploring a possible loan deal for Fred with an option to buy at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
The 27-year-old is tied into a contract at United until 2023 and had been finding his feet under Solskjaer after a difficult debut season at the Theatre of Dreams.
Fred racked up two goals and four assists in all competitions for United last term and a move appears unlikely, with the Brazil international still part of Solskjaer’s plans for the future.
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