A lot has been said about the transfer saga surrounding Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes and lately, La Gazzetta Dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira has been making huge claims on social media.
Yesterday, the renowned journalist tweeted that Manchester United have reached an agreement with Fernandes’ representative and now they want to finalize a fee agreement with the Primeira Liga club to get his signing done.
In Portugal, Jornal de Noticias (via Sport Witness) claimed that Manchester United are alone in the race to hire the services of the Portuguese international but they are only offering 35 million euros. A similar claim about the offer was made by Nicolo Schira as well.
Few days back, Evening Standard reported that rivals like PL champions Manchester City, European champions Liverpool and Tottenham have pulled out of the race to sign the star.
As far as the attacking midfielder’s market price is concerned, Sporting CP value their prized asset at £70million (The Metro).
United do have a natural CAM in the squad in the form of Juan Mata, who has recently agreed a contract extension. However, at Old Trafford, the Spaniard has mainly played on the right wing and last season, the 31-year-old only started 16 games in the Premier League.
Therefore, the Red Devils do need a quality central attacking midfielder for next season and Bruno Fernandes perfectly fits the bill.
Last season, the 24-year-old attacker featured in 53 games in all competitions for the Portuguese giants and directly contributed in 50 goals (32 goals and 18 assists).
He was influential in helping Sporting CP win the domestic cup double in the last campaign and was also a key member of Portugal’s national team, who won the inaugural UEFA Nations League.