Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes is keen on playing in the Premier League, thus opening the door to a potential Manchester United transfer.
The 24-year-old Portuguese star has been a long term target for the Red Devils, but the recent Aaron Wan-Bissaka transfer and the current Harry Maguire deal has delayed the talks regarding the transfer of the Sporting CP star.
Fernandes was in brilliant form in the Primiera League last season where he scored a massive 32 goals in 50 appearances from the midfield, thus turning him into one of the most sought after player in Europe.
Of Course, United are on the look out for a player who can create chances and scores a few bangers from the midfield and Bruno Fernandes looks like the ideal option for that.
En route to USA for a pre-season friendly with Liverpool, Bruno was inquired about his future and whether he would be interested in playing for the Red half of the Manchester:
‘The president decides that, not me,’ he told Portuguese media.
‘I don’t care about the market, I’ve talked about this many times. The only thing I can do now is that I need to catch the plane so I don’t miss it.
‘Will this be the last match for Sporting? I don’t know, it’s the coach who decides.
‘I told you I’d like to play in England, but it may be when the club decides.’
That’s as close to a ‘come and get me plea’ that you can get from a professional player who respects the contract with his current club.
A thorough professional, of course, Bruno doesn’t want to force an exit and make the mess of the situation, but it’s clear, the 24-year-old would rather play in the Premier League than stay another year in Portugal.
Manchester United are interested in offering £50m for the Sporting CP midfielder, but as per the Club President, that may not be enough:
‘I don’t know if there are many or if there are few [interested clubs].
‘What I know, a lot has been spoken of values, coming to the press, €55m, €62m… for that price he doesn’t leave, for sure.’
‘If Bruno Fernandes leaves, players with quality will come.’
United have already forked out £65m in the transfer market and the Red Devils are planning to spend a further £80m for Harry Maguire.
It still remains to be seen whether Ed Woodward sanctions a deal for the midfielder.