Manchester United were expected to have one of the finest transfer windows of their history given the state of affairs at the club but things aren’t looking so well.
Just over a week remains for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s alleged deadline for the club to make the majority of their signings and so far they only have Daniel James to boast of for this window.
This would mean that the week to follow ought to be one where the club finalizes deals and a recent report may indicate just that for one player, in particular.
As per the Record, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has specifically told Ed Woodward to speed-up and finalize the transfer of Bruno Fernandes.
The 24-year-old Sporting midfielder was initially expected to be a transfer tussle between Manchester United and Manchester City but as of recent, it is Tottenham Hotspurs who have emerged as his potential suitors.
The report claims that both the Premier League clubs are refusing to pay the €70 million that the Portuguese giants are demanding. It is believed that the midfielder himself is eager on a move and that Solskjaer is keen on acquiring his services.
However, it is also being reported that if neither club offers a better deal, Sporting themselves may seek to renew Fernandes’ contract.
With other reports claiming that Christian Eriksen may also be on the move and that United is a potential destination, it is easy to see how the hunt for a midfielder may be trickier than meets the eye for all parties involved.
Both clubs are targeting specific spots this summer and may not be able to afford to rush things. It is important to note that Solskjaer’s alleged instructions are purely to ensure he has ample time to train with the new arrivals and formulate his tactics that way.