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Brazil midfielder reaches full agreement to join Manchester City in summer – report
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Fred of Shakhtar Donetsk and Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has reached a full agreement to join Manchester City in the summer, with respected Brazilian source UOL Esporte revealing that a deal is still on and likely to go through.

Fred recently switched agents to former Arsenal player Gilberto Silva and he travelled along with businessman Fabio Mello to seal a transfer in January, only to find that Fred’s club, Shakhtar, were digging their heels in and unwilling to let the 24-year-old leave until summer.

Despite that, there is ‘great confidence’ that Fred will join Pep Guardiola in Manchester in the summer, with the sides having reached a personal agreement.

Shakhtar have already lined up a replacement in the form of 20-year-old Corinthians midfielder Maycon, with the Brazilian club’s new president Andrés Sánchez only having to sign off on that for it to happen.

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Of interest, Fred was previously represented by Roberto de Assis, brother of Seleção legend Ronaldinho, but recently switched to Gilberto Silva to further his career. Silva spent a long time in England and knows the country, one thing that should make Fred’s transfer to City go smoother.

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