Ronaldo: ‘Nobody Knows Why Bruno Fernandes Doesn’t Leave Sporting’

Portugal's Bruno Fernandes celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring their second goal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has had his say regarding the future of Bruno Fernandes.

The Sporting Lisbon playmaker has been heavily linked with a departure in the ongoing summer window, but no move is expected to materialise this summer.

Manchester United were dubbed as the major frontrunners to secure his services, but ultimately, the British window shut without the 24-year-old moving to the Old Trafford club.

Now, Cristiano Ronaldo, who himself left Sporting to join Manchester United back in 2003, has had his say regarding Fernandes staying put at the Portuguese club.


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Speaking to TVI (via Mirror) about the playmaker, the Juventus superstar stated: “In the national team you have Cancelo, Bruno Fernandes, who nobody knows why he doesn’t leave.”

He further added: “In the national team, you have a lot of talent, so I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Possibly this new generation will be the best at the talent level, but that’s not enough.

“They have to want to. I have spoken to him. Positive, I’m a captain who wants to help and be helped.

“The atmosphere in the national team is spectacular. The last few years have been the most enjoyable, both because they want to learn and because there is this. The most responsible for this is Fernando Santos and the president of the FPF.”