Premier League club Manchester United have completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred, the club have announced.
“Manchester United is delighted to announce it has finalised the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos (Fred) from Shakhtar Donetsk,” the club confirmed on their official website on Thursday.
The player completed a medical and has agreed a five-year contract with the option to extend for a further year.
“The 25-year-old Brazilian international midfielder has won a number of club honours, including three league titles in Ukraine.”
United manager Jose Mourinho said: “Fred will complement our other midfielders’ qualities, which we need; his creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game. I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team.”
Fred, who is with the Brazil squad at the Russia 2018 World Cup, said: “This is the biggest club in the world and I am delighted to be a part of this amazing team. To work with Jose Mourinho, who has won so many trophies in his time as a coach, is an opportunity not to be missed.
”I cannot wait to get started and to meet my new team-mates. I would like to thank everyone at Shakhtar Donetsk for everything they have done for me over the past five year.
“This is a very exciting time for me with my focus now fully on the World Cup with Brazil.”