Manchester United, once again, are reportedly in pursuit of Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes during the January transfer window. Portuguese newspaper O Jogo reported earlier that Manchester United are leading the race to sign the Portugal international with Atletico Madrid also joining the race.
Fernandes, given his sensational form for Sporting Lisbon, would then fit the bill. United always insisted back in the summer that they weren’t as keen on the Portugal international as reports made out.
But developments in recent times suggest that isn’t the case and that United are, in fact, keen on finally ending the transfer saga once and for all.
Certainly, the Red Devils remain short in the middle of the park. That means that United’s interest in Fernandes now appears more realistic than at any point in time.
McTominay has chipped in with a couple but none of the United midfielders are capable of providing sufficient firepower from the centre of the field. And Fernandes would certainly provide that. He can play in the middle or even further forward. When in attacking positions, that’s when the 25-year-old is at his blockbuster best.
His stats this season – five goals and six assists from 12 Primeira Liga matches – definitely put both Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata to shame. And all of this is why United’s interest appears to be real.
Finally, an end to the Fernandes saga seems to be in sight. And everybody within the football community will be relieved when it’s over. Tottenham don’t want him and Real Madrid are expected to go for Pogba and Donny van de Beek instead.
That’s why United, who are reportedly pushing hardest to sign the Portugal international, makes the most sense for all parties involved.