Manchester City look to Bundesliga superstar after cooling interest in Fred

Florence Fletcher
March 15, 2018

In January, the Daily Mail reported that Manchester City were pursuing a £50million deal for Fred, with manager Pep Guardiola viewing him as a future successor to Fernandinho. Fred, who has been impressive for Shakhtar in the Champions League this season, had been the subject of interest from Manchester city but it now looks like their rivals on the other side of Manchester have entered the race.

"Either side could have picked up or dropped the wrong amount of points to have moved City's finishing line closer or further away".

The Premier League leaders are refusing to give up in their efforts to get an agreement pushed through, but they are set to face competition from a familiar foe. The FC crew discuss David Silva's starring performance against Stoke, arguing his consistency in Manchester City's midfield is unmatched. It's always hard to watch a club you love falling from grace, but to do that in the shadow of their city rivals consistently winning everything is a hard pill to swallow.

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The Brazilian has always been linked with a switch to the Etihad, but Ducker says the Blues are considering backing off from the move.

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has told ESPN Brasil that he did have interest from Manchester City, and could still join Pep Guardiola's men in the summer.

Manchester United endured a horrific night on Tuesday but they are now looking to bolster their midfield options for next season.

That's all for this morning's media roundup. Already considered among the best holding midfielders in Europe, the player still has his best years ahead of him, which is why it is unsurprising that two of the biggest clubs in England are after him.

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