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Explained: How Man United can sign Bruno Fernandes for just £31m

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Manchester United have been told how they can sign Bruno Fernandes for only £31m despite a €100m (£90m) release clause in his contract.

Fernandes is one of the most prolific talents coming out of the Primera Liga last season.

Bruno Fernandes stats for the season 2018-19 and his market value
Bruno Fernandes stats for the season 2018-19 and his market value

The 24-year-old scored a whopping 23-goals from midfield last season catching the eye of some of the biggest clubs in the world.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a big admirer of the player and is keen to add him to his squad.

But Given his heroics last season and the inflation in the current transfer market, Fernandes’s services would come at a premium.

The Portuguese international has a release clause worth €100m (£90m) in his current deal with Sporting however Journalist Duncan Castles believes that a deal could be done for merely €35m (£31m).

“He has a €100m (£90m) release clause at Sporting, but his situation is complicated,” he claimed on the Transfer Window podcast this week.

“As we told you on the podcast some time ago, he did a side deal with Sporting last summer when he was entitled to tear up his contract because of various problems at the club, and that said he could leave for €35m this summer.

“And if a deal came in for €35m (£31m) that Sporting did not want to accept, they would have to pay him a £5m compensation.”

Despite Solskjaer being a big fan of Fernades, it is unlikely that United will make a move for him.

Ander Hererra joined Ligue 1 Champions Paris Saint Germain on a free yesterday so the Red Devils could look to sign his direct replacement first and then explore other options.


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