After staying up late to watch Brazil international Fred help to dismantle World and European champions Spain yesterday evening, punters in the Football Transfer Tavern have been left excited with news from Mail Online that Manchester City want to sign the 29-year-old forward in a cut-price summer transfer.
The former Lyon striker, who currently plays for Fluminense in Brazil, picked up second place in the Confederations Cup top-scorer stakes behind Chelsea man Fernando Torres with five goals for his country in the World Cup warm-up competition.
Former City manager Roberto Mancini had targeted Napoli forward Edinson Cavani but his replacement Manuel Pellegrini has instead switched his attentions to Fred after seeing a bid of around £40 million rejected for the Uruguayan international.
The previous Premier League champions are desperately seeking a top-class forward after Carlos Tevez departed for Juventus in a reported £10 million deal last week and with Fred available for an estimated £8 million he could mark a bargain summer swoop.
Benfica’s Oscar Cardozo and Montenegrin forward and Arsenal target Stevan Jovetic are also understood to be interesting the Chilean tactician as he looks to mount a better challenge for the Premier League title this time round.
After impressing so much in the Confederations Cup, is Fred the striker City will replace Tevez with? Rate this rumour below.
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