Manchester United and Manchester City are heavily linked with Portuguese international and Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes.
The question is, who will win the race to hire his services in the summer transfer window?
According to A Bola, the Red Devils and the Sky Blues are crazy about signing the Seleccao star, who has been in fantastic form this season. The Portuguese outlet have mentioned that the Primeira Liga club’s sporting director, Hugo Viana, was in Manchester at the end of the week and in the next few days, there may be news about the future of Fernandes.
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If a report published by Record earlier in the day is to be believed then a Manchester United observer was present in Portugal to watch the 24-year-old star play against Belenenses. It is mentioned that United do not want to be left behind Man City in the race to hire the talented attacking midfielder.
In all honesty, United do need to sign a top quality central attacking midfielder to strengthen their offense in the summer transfer window.
Bruno Fernandes has regularly scored and created goals for Sporting CP this season and if Solskjaer can get his signing done then the Norwegian boss could utilize him in the No.10 role next season.
However, it will not come as any surprise if the attacker opts to move to Manchester City instead. At the moment, the Citizens are miles ahead of Man United and are expected to be favorites to win the Premier League title next season.
Moreover, the £60million star (Correio da Manhã) could also prefer moving to Man City knowing that next season, Guardiola’s men will be playing Champions League football and United won’t be taking any part in the Europe’s elite competition.
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming weeks.
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