Itâ€™s getting to be the silly season in football when another transfer window opens in January.
Brazilian striker Frederico Chaves Guedes – better known as Fred
And Newcastle will be linked with all kinds of players and itâ€™s difficult to know which stories are true and weâ€™ll have to rely on the club to keep us straight. But itâ€™s also an interesting time for fans and weâ€™ll report on most of the players, because itâ€™s at least interesting to see which players may be coming to the club, before any eventually arrive. That will be out take during the January transfer window.
A player we are being linked with today is Olympique Lyonâ€™s Brazilian striker Fred. We are not the only club interested apparently as Chelsea and Middlesbrough are also said to be looking. The Brazilian international has already admitted he may seek a move away in January after failing to get a regular first team spot this season. Karim Benzema is keeping Fred out of the Lyon first team.
This is what Fred said about the situation:
“I asked the club to show confidence in me, but so far this has not happened.”
“I wish to honor my contract until 2009, but I can not continue like this.”
Since the striker is good friends with Newcastle defender Claudio Cacapa, at least Sam will be able to get a good assessment of the player from Claudio. He is 6’1″ tall and has played 9 times for Brazil since 2005 scoring 5 goals. Fred turned 24 years old in October.
He has played 55 times for Lyon scoring 25 goals since 2005, and before that played for Cruzeiro (73 games 56 goals) and American Maneiro (57 games 34 goals) in Brazil. That seems an awful lot of goals.
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