Old Trafford side to bring in Shakhtar Donestk midfielder.
According to Italian source CalcioMercato Man United have reached an agreement with Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk to sign highly rated midfielder Fernandinho.
The 27 year old box to box operator is into his eighth season at the Donbass Arena and may well feel he has achieved as much as he can in Ukraine and would certainly jump at the chance of a move to Old Trafford.
The tough tackling Shakhtar midfielder has had a splendid season this term, helping his side to a 13 point lead at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League as well as guiding Mircea Lucescu’s side into the last 16 of the Champions League with some fine displays.
Fernadinho has come in for a lot of praise during the Champions League group stage, where Shakhtar edged out Chelsea to secure qualification with the Brazilian international being especially eye-catching in the club’s win over the West London side in early November.
Sir Alex Ferguson may well be keen to freshen up his midfield and could feel that the addition of Fernandinho could help harden his first-team’s ‘soft centre’ that has been all to easily breached, leaving his off-colour defence struggling to stem the tide.
With Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs nearing the end of their glittering careers and Darren Fletcher easing himself back following illness the addition of Fernandinho could help strengthen the club’s midfield.
The former Atlético Paranaense would join fellow Brazilians Fabio, Rafael and Anderson at Man United should he indeed make the move, which this source states could be in the summer rather than this month.
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