Shakhtar has for years proved to be the ideal team for Brazilians who dream of a great career in Europe. In the summer of 2013, therefore, the Ukrainians had spent about 10 million on acquiring Fred, who was destined to replace Fernandez in the midfield. And five years later they get even more money from his own sale in United. Red Devils will pay up to 52 million pounds in bonuses for the 25 Brazilian Medium, which took a little over a year to adjust to Europe. Of course, it fell on the war in Ukraine and it certainly played a role. But now, it's been months since the next step. This could have come last January, when City was interested in acquiring it.
Shakhtar, however, had qualified for the Champions League's "16" this year as opposed to the previous season with Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev competing, and the message to the public was that the transfer could only be completed by the end of the year. This led Guardiola to look at other solutions, offering United the perfect window for a box-to-box media that could very soon be among the world's top.
Under Lucescu's instructions, he had shown what he could do, but with Fonseca it was really that he rose to the level. Tito has long been a permanent member of Brazil, even though in 2015 he tested positive for doping in the Copa America. Shakhtar backed him, appealed, prepared to take the case to the CAS, but eventually all parties reached an out-of-court settlement, with Fred training alone in Brazil and eventually losing less than six months from March 2017 until in July of the same year.
The Brazilian can play in all systems at midfield. Such is its quality. He does not easily make the mistake, he has excellent perception, which allows him to close spaces, he can create, and if given space, he can score. In Shakhtar this was not necessary, as extremists had greater freedom from the middle and front.
Fred started his career in Brazil by playing as a left back, but quickly moved to midfield. What got him the ideal place was Lucecu. "When he came to Shakhtar, his playing was very anarchic. He was our best midfielder, but he had to learn to play regularly, smartly. So I put him in front of the defense, ”the Romanian revealed. Fonseca has given him a bit more freedom, with Stepanenko doing his 'dirty' work and this year he made excellent appearances in very demanding matches against rivals Manchester City, Napoli and Roma.
Fred and Fonseca are said to have bet on 2016 summer to improve Brazilian media. "It gives me more freedom and a lot has changed with Lutsescu," said Fred, who asked for technical analysis after each match. Both videos of his movements and his performance on the fitness track. This work ethic is something that Mourinho loves, who can do wonders with United.email> firstname.lastname@example.org