Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Were Keen to Sign Fred in Winter

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Were Keen to Sign Fred in Winter

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CITY wanted to sign United player Fred in January, according to his agent.

The Brazil international completed a £53m move to Old Trafford over the summer, but he could very easily have been lining up on the blue side of Manchester.

City were interested in signing the 25-year-old in the January transfer window, however, their proposal was reportedly rejected by his former club Shakhtar Donetsk, with the Ukrainian side reluctant to see their star midfielder leave until the summer.

Fred has impressed since making the move to United, but his agent Gilberto Silva has revealed how things could have been different after an offer came in to sign for their fierce rivals.

"About Manchester City, he had the chance to leave in January," Gilberto Silva told UOL. …

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