If reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United are considering a move to hire the services of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica.
According to Sky Sports News, the Red Devils are looking to sign the Portuguese international, who is available to be lured on loan in January with an option to buy at the end of the campaign for £34million.
The British outlet have mentioned that the young midfielder has got a release clause of £102million in his contract with the Primeira Liga champions.
However, as per Record, the 20-year-old’s current contract will expire in 2023 and it has a clause of 100 million euros (£84million). The renowned Portuguese source have claimed that the likes of Man United, Lyon and AC Milan are interested in securing his signature.
Fernandes is a versatile talent, who can effectively play anywhere in the midfield and if needed, he can also play in the attack. Last season, he mainly played in the central midfield role and provided 3 assists (22 appearances) in Benfica’s title winning campaign.
In the current campaign, he has mostly played on the right side of the midfield and so far, in 12 games in all competitions, he has only provided a single assist.
As far as his senior international career is concerned, the youngster made his debut back in September 2018. So far, he has made 2 appearances and is yet to open his account for the Seleccao.
At Old Trafford, we do lack quality and depth in the center of the park after not reinforcing the midfield in the past two transfer windows. Not to forget, we let Fellaini and Herrera leave and did not even replace them.
In your view, should Man Utd move in to sign Gedson Fernandes in January?