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Tottenham Hotspur news: Spurs wanted Manchester United star Fred as Mousa Dembele replacement

Manchester United midfielder Fred could have been on the winning side at Old Trafford on Monday night.

The Brazil star joined the Red Devils in a £52.5million transfer this summer but he could easily have been starring alongside compatriot and match-winner Lucas Moura.

Manchester United summer signing Fred could have been playing for Tottenham this season.

According to the Daily Mail, when Spurs looked set to sell Belgian maestro Mousa Dembele it was former Shakhtar Donetsk man Fred who the club wanted to replace him.

Man United, though, beat them to the player’s signature snaring the star in mid-June, which forced Mauricio Pochettino to pursue other targets.

Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish was close to joining the north Londoners at the end of the transfer window in early August, but in the end Spurs failed to sign single player.

And that it has allowed Lucas Moura to flourish will no doubt make all connected with the club feel a lot better about the situation, especially on the back of the 3-0 victory over Man United.


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