Manchester United have today confirmed the signing of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.
The 25-year-old joins as us a direct replacement for the retired Michael Carrick.
Fred is coming off an excellent season in the Ukrainian Premier League where is also performed admirably in the Champions League, gaining interest from Manchester City.
The Brazilian international helped Shakhtar reach the second round of Europe’s elite club competition as they finished above Italian Serie A runners-up Napoli in their group.
BBC Sport are reporting that the deal is worth £47 million for the player who is currently in Russia with the Brazil national team for the 2018 World Cup.
Fred is the second player to be signed for us this summer following the arrival from 19-year-old full-back Diogo Dalot from FC Porto earlier this month.
Presumably these photos were taken during Brazil’s pre-tournament stay in England where they faced Croatia in a friendly at Anfield at the start of the month. Manchester United have published the following photos of Fred in his new shirt just moments ago: