The Brazilian midfielder could be happy to move away from Manchester United and join a coach who firmly believes in his talent. Fonseca may be pushing for Fred’s acquisition.
Several midfielders have been linked to Roma since the beginning of the summer transfer market session. Rumors from Italy are reporting on an imminent end of Veretotu negotiation in favor of AC Milan. The Giallorossi have recently suffered from Barella‘s rejection as well and they are screening the market for another good profile.
Although it’s never easy to understand what a club is working on, we have to rely on Petrachi‘s words during his first press conference as a new sporting director of the Lupi. The Roma executive firmly believes Paulo Fonseca must have a decisive word on players that may join his group.
Words that leave no doubt as to how Petrachi is working to strengthen the roster. But if we are to believe that the coach can decide which players must be chased this summer, Fred is the first name that should pop up in our mind. The Brazilian has been his favorite midfielder in the past three years.
In the 2016-17 and 2017-18 campaigns, Paulo Fonseca gave him the keys of his midfield. In the two years spent with the Portuguese coach, Fred played 66 caps and scored 8 goals and 11 assists. He was a vital man for Shakhtar Donetsk and played about 5,700 minutes in two seasons.
The Brazilian faced many obstacles when he joined Manchester United last summer. The 26-year-old from Belo Horizonte (Brazil) moved to the United Kingdom on July 1, 2018. The Red Devils paid €59 million to the Ukrainian powerhouse. But his spell with the British side has not been great so far. Fred made only 25 appearances last campaign playing less than 1,600 minutes. He sat on the bench 22 times and he was not included in the squad for 6 matches.
Can Roma lure Fred even without playing the Champions League?
The answer is yes. Although Manchester United is an expensive seller, Gianluca Petrachi may find a way to satisfy the economic demands of the British powerhouse. On the other side, Paulo Fonseca could work on the player, letting him know that Roma may be his best choice for an immediate rebirth.
The Giallorossi may find a door open to get the player on loan and paying a fee to bring him to the Italian capital. An agreement that could be similar to the one made with Arsenal for Wojciech Szczęsny a few years ago. Fonseca would be the supreme leader of this operation.