Another day full of reports about Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes and perhaps another day of frustration for the Old Trafford faithful.
The negotiations in this transfer saga has dragged on for far too long and that is annoying, not just for the fans but all parties involved, especially the player.
According to The Times, Fernandes is frustrated by the conduct of Sporting CP and the Red Devils during the negotiations but still wants to sign for the Old Trafford club as soon as possible.
Similarly, Portuguese source Record (via Sport Witness) have reported that the 25-year-old attacker is in a rush to agree a move to Manchester United this month.
Let’s see if the Seleccao star’s wish would be fulfilled or not but as per the latest updates going on in the media (Goal), the move is close to collapsing because Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer is not willing to meet the asking price of 80 million euros (£67million) for the Lions’ skipper.
Looking at the current crisis situation at Old Trafford, United really need to splash the cash and reinforce the squad before the closure of the winter transfer window.
Without the presence of star scorer, Rashford, Solskjaer’s team have failed to score a single goal in the last two games and the fixtures are going to get tougher. After the FA Cup contest vs Tranmere, United will have to face Man City in the League Cup and then they have PL games against Wolves and Chelsea, who are battling for the final Champions League qualification spot.
The Norwegian manager needs Fernandes more than ever and must pay up if needed to lure him. The Portuguese international, who has regularly scored and created goals for over an year, is naturally an attacking midfielder but he can effectively play in the central midfield as well.
In the current campaign, so far, the former Serie A attacker has directly contributed in 29 goals (15 goals and 14 assists) in just 25 appearances for the Liga Nos club.
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the final days of the winter transfer window.