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Galatasaray tried to sign Man United midfielder after failing to feature much after restart

Galatasaray reportedly tried to sign Manchester United’s box-to-box midfielder Fred this summer after the Brazilian failed to feature much for his side after football resumed earlier this year.

Fred, 27, joined United in 2017 from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of just over £53m, as per TransferMarkt.

The experienced Brazilian has gone onto make 73 appearances in all competitions and providing eight goals along the way for the Reds.

Given Fred’s high transfer fee, the midfielder didn’t get off to the best start during his first season in England’s top-flight, however, since his arrival, the Brazilian was arguably one of the Red’s best players last season.

Despite an upturn in form, Fred barely featured for United after football’s restart back in June and his situation reportedly became a particular point of interest to Turkish giants Galatasaray.

According to Turkish outlet Fotomac, the 27-year-old was eyed as a possible alternative for fellow Premier League midfielder Southampton’s Mario Lemina who recently requested to leave his south coast side.

The recent report states that Galatasaray made a loan offer to United which included an optional permanent transfer fee, however, manager Fatih Terim revealed that the Red’s turned the offer down and instead issued Fred with assurances that he still has a future with the club.

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