Man Utd to complete transfer for €24m star as Fred nears exit

Tom Hancock
Tom Hancock
  • 11 Aug 2023 13:26 BST
  • 3 min read
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Manchester United could move a step closer to signing Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat as Fenerbahce plot a double swoop for Fred and Anthony Martial.

Any deal for Amrabat has seemed dependent on Man Utd offloading players – and Fred and Martial could join West Ham-bound Harry Maguire in a growing exodus from Old Trafford.

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Scott McTominay has also been linked with the Hammers, while Jadon Sancho is said to be attracting interest from Aston Villa – among others.

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United have accepted a €15m bid from Fenerbahce for Fred – and, according to Turkish journalist Sercan Hamzaoglu, the Istanbul giants are considering a move for Martial too.

However, the Frenchman appears to be a back-up plan for Fenerbahce: their first choice is said to be Marseille and Turkey forward Cengiz Under.

Our in-house Estimated Transfer Value (ETV) currently rates Under at €22.9m – whereas Martial, adds Hamzaoglu, could be available for free, despite still having 10 months left to run on his United contract.

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Man Utd’s next signing?

That being said, Martial is reportedly demanding almost €5m a year in wages – which would rather negate any lack of transfer fee.

Regardless, Man Utd look to have generated enough funds to complete a deal for €24m-rated Amrabat – with Maguire set to join West Ham for around £30m (€34.7m).

The 26-year-old Morocco international – who starred in his country’s run to the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup – could become United’s fifth signing of the summer, after Mason Mount, Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund and Jonny Evans (who returned to Old Trafford on a short-term deal after leaving Leicester as a free agent).

Erik ten Hag and co. get their 2023/24 Premier League campaign underway at home to Wolves on Monday night.

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