Fred targets summer move after threats from Fluminese fans

The Brazilian striker feels his safety in Rio de Janeiro may be at stake and is considering leave the club if there are no improvements to his situation
Fluminense striker Fred has revealed he wants to leave the club after being threatened by fans over the course of the last week.

The Brazil international is extremely worried about his safety, and that of his family, as he does not feel secure in the city of Rio de Janeiro any more.

The incidents began last Sunday, when he was approached by four members of Fluminense's ultras in front of his home after a 4-0 victory over Ceara.

"I was with my daughter and my two sisters. I talked to them, they said if they caught someone partying they would beat him up," Fred said at a press conference. "It was very bad, I felt threatened."

That was not the end of it, though, as on Tuesday he felt himself in danger while at a restaurant with teammate Rafael Moura.

"At 01:15 in the morning, one of the guys who had been outside my place on Sunday was on the phone, I was worried," Fred added.

"When I entered the car, they chased us. I did not even go to my place, I went to Moura's. As a citizen, I had to file a charge."

Fred, who refused to play on Thursday, against Internacional, added that if the situation does not change, he will not hesitate to leave Fluminense, whom he joined from Lyon in 2009.

"I need safety to live camly in Rio. I have five years on my contract, but I need to have guarantees. Today, my idea is to leave," the player added.

The former Lyon man noted that if he leaves Fluminense, it will not be for another Brazilian side, as he does not want to betray his club.