Bruno Fernandes is reportedly close to joining Manchester United despite interest from other English heavyweights.
Bruno Fernandes is one of the wanted players across Europe currently. The midfielder managed to muster 32 goals and clinch 18 assists last season which gathered the attention of some of the European heavyweights over the last few months.
The Portuguese International is wanted by the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur. According to Pietro Balzano Prota – the director of Italian outlet Radio Rossonera, the Red Devils have jumped above their rivals to land him in the summer transfer window.
The report claimed that the agreement has been reached by the player and both the clubs. In the previous reports, his price has been quoted around 70 million, a price which should be able to secure his signature. The Portugal International was part of the squad which lifted the UEFA Nations League yesterday.
Tottenham Hotspur emerged as favourites to land him, but Manchester United are bound to lure him to Old Trafford, as per the source. The likes of Liverpool and Manchester City also showed interest on the midfielder, although no drastic decisions have been taken on his transfer.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bolster his midfield line in order to qualify for the Champions League in the next season. United getting one over City is huge news, if the reports are indeed true, though, and fans of the Old Trafford outfit will definitely relish seeing the goalscoring midfielder in their colours.
Paul Pogba and Fred have failed to light up Old Trafford following their moves. Bruno Fernandes fits Solskjaer’s bill because he is hardworking and has the ability to score long rangers for fun.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
An agreement with the club has been reached. They are supposedly working on the last details, one aspect being the commissions. Various clubs seem interested in the player, but for now ManUtd is very close to signing him.
— Pietro Balzano Prota (@PBPcalcio) June 9, 2019
— utdreport (@utdreport) June 9, 2019
Manchester United have an agreement with Sporting for Bruno Fernandes. They are working on the last details. Various clubs are interested in Fernandes but he’s very close to signing for Manchester United. [@PBPcalcio] #MUFC
— MUFC Scoop (@MUFCScoop) June 9, 2019
🇾🇪Bruno Fernandes | Sporting CP
• 65 starts
• 31 goals
• 23 assists
• 106.5 minutes per goal contribution
— ☈ (@utdrobbo) June 9, 2019
Manchester United have an agreement with Sporting for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes. Last details are being worked on – various clubs are interested but he’s close to Man United. [@PBPcalcio] pic.twitter.com/5diIaDKQL1
— Transfer News (@TransfersLlVE) June 9, 2019
Manchester United are expected to spend highly in the summer transfer window. Bruno Fernandes will be an exceptional midfielder for the Red Devils should he sign for them. He possesses some traits which are owned by a few players in the world currently.