Manchester United midfielder Fred has picked new agents amid interest from Fulham and Saudi Arabian clubs, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Brazil international made 56 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions last season, but he averaged only 41 minutes per game.
As per Romano, Fred has recently changed his agency. The 30-year-old is now represented by Energy Sports, who are already working with Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus.
With less than 12 months left on his contract, the £52 million signing could leave for a ‘more important role’. Fulham and a number of Saudi teams want to sign him.
Fred very likely to leave Old Trafford
United recently made a huge outlay of £50m to sign Mason Mount from Chelsea. They will want to recoup some of the funds by offloading a midfielder.
Fred is the most likely candidate to head for the exit door. He has entered the final year of his deal, and United have no plans of negotiating a fresh extension.
They will not want to lose him on a free transfer next year and therefore, his exit could happen very soon.
Fulham are known to be interested in the Brazilian since May, but the Cottagers will have to meet United’s £20m valuation to sign the former Shakhtar man.
It is unclear whether the west London outfit will meet the figure. Saudi clubs could easily pay the transfer fee, but a move may eventually depend on Fred’s stance.
Fulham manager Marco Silva stepped out of the team bus to personally speak with Fred back in May. We won’t be surprised if the midfielder insists on joining them.
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