Report: Man City to seal $43M Fred purchase in summer

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A report out of Brazil says Manchester City’s failed January pursuit of Fred will yield a success in the summer.

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City has reached an agreement with the player and could add the 24-year-old center midfielder from Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of approximately $43 million, if a report from UOL Esporte is to be believed.

Pep Guardiola got an up close look at Fred in a pair of UEFA Champions League group stage matches which includes one of City’s few losses this season.

Fred has two goals and four assists this season as Shakhtar prepares for the Champions League Round of 16 and two legs against AS Roma.

A box-to-box player, Fred can also lie deeper in a defensive role.

Judging by WhoScored.com and our Champions League-watching eyeballs, Fred has been a top performer for Shakhtar. The Brazilian was suspended from international competition for doping from 2015-17.