​Fred has been the topic of an present from Galatasaray as reports from Turkey claim the Turkish club are closing in on a loan deal for the Manchester United midfielder.

Should really the Brazilian move it would mark a substantial failure on United’s component, right after significant issues have been anticipated of the 26-year-old following his move from Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee in the area of £52m plus bonuses.

His debut campaign in the ​Premier League failed to take off, creating only 17 appearances in the league and registering just one particular target and one particular help all season. Such has been the poor kind of ​Fred, he was largely unused by new manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and seems to have been deemed surplus to needs.

According to Fotomac (via ​Sport Witness), the Turkish side have supplied €2m to United to safe a loan move with Fatih Terim desperate to add additional steel to his midfield. The publication adds that the ​Red Devils are supposedly open to letting Fred leave the club, but there is seemingly no mention of a future charge to make the deal permanent.

As is ordinarily the case with transfer reports coming from Turkey, they have a tendency to jump the gun somewhat prematurely. Yes, Galatasaray have not too long ago seen senior midfielders Fernando and Badou Ndiaye leave the club, but to recommend United are prepared to take a colossal hit on a player they signed just 12 months ago appears ambitious.


Specially when thinking of the club are pondering more than a move for Harry Maguire which may perhaps attain £80m, if they have been to sanction Fred’s departure one particular would assume it would only be for a permanent deal close to the figure they paid.

Regardless of the legitimacy of the reports from Turkey, Fred was exceedingly typical for United final season and may perhaps be concerned more than the club’s pursuit of Sean Longstaff and Bruno Fernandes – who each operate as central midfielders.