Bruno Fernandes is set to join Real Madrid on the transfer deadline day.
Real Madrid are set to complete the signing of midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting CP on the transfer deadline day. The Portuguese International will join the Los Blancos for €70 million after stating his intention to leave the club.
The midfielder was at the end of 50 goals in the Portuguese top division last season has started the new season on a high yet again. Bruno has scored two and set up another four from four games, but it appears that he could move away from that league on transfer deadline day.
According to ESPNFC, Bruno Fernandes representatives and Real Madrid closed down a deal for the midfielder in Florence yesterday. The Los Blancos are willing to pay €70 million to lure the midfielder to Santiago Bernabeu after their failure to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United.
Pues una de las bombas que decía Zidane se va a anunciar mañana. Casi cerrado Bruno Fernandes. Llevaban razón en Florencia. @SportsCenter_nt
— Manu Martín ESPN (@manumartin23) September 1, 2019
Zinedine Zidane wanted his compatriot badly, but the idea to strengthen the midfield ranks was always in his thoughts. He sees the Sporting captain as an ideal fit to provide supply for the front three. This comes as no surprise after Bruno Fernandes has established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe following a breakthrough season by racking up unthinkable numbers in the Primeira Liga.
A few days ago, Fiorentina Sporting Director Daniele Prade said that the Italian outfit were not able to sign the midfielder because Sporting had already struck a €70 million move for Bruno Fernandes.
He said: Raphinha must be off the market because Bruno Fernandes is off to [Real] Madrid for 70 million euros.”
The midfielder, who was chased by Manchester United in the summer window, divulged that Sporting blocked his move to Spurs because of the refusal of the English side to meet the club’s valuation.
“As you all know, Tottenham made a lot of proposals for me. Everything was right with me – or practically should be,” he told GQ Portugal.
“I never made any big demands, my manager was always dealing with the financials. It was and is my goal to play in England, Sporting you know that, everyone knows that, and there were conditions for things to be done.
“But Sporting understood that the value was not enough and I have to respect the decision.”
Bruno Fernandes will be the eighth summer signing for Real Madrid after the acquisition of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo, Alberto Soro, and Takefusa Kubo.
Zinedine Zidane is hoping to secure bright results after winning just one of the opening three games in the La Liga. Following the International break, the Los Blancos will play Levante at Santiago Bernabeu.