For a while now, a cloud of speculation concerning Bruno Fernandes’ plausible move to Old Trafford kept looming over the news headlines. The Portuguese has been Man Utd’s primary target this winter, much owing to the consistency he displays in both creating and scoring goals.
Presenting the supporters with a shred of joy, Telegraph reports that the Red Devils have agreed on personal terms with the talented midfielder. The transfer is just inches away from actualising with the only action left being agreement concerning the fee of the player.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been on the lookout for potential midfielders ever since his key figures Paul Pogba and Scott Mctominay were sidelined owing to injuries.
The Norwegian manager believes that the centre field is lacking in terms of efficient players, focusing more on midfielders in the transfer market rather than defenders.
In pursuance of easing their current financial crisis, it is understood that Sporting officials will probably let go of the Portuguese talent for a fee of about £50 million, as the Mancunians desired at first. Nevertheless, the Portuguese club had initially tagged the valuable midfielder with a fee of about £68 million.
Furthermore, Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes was spotted in the directors’ box at Old Trafford on Wednesday when the Red Devils squared off against Wolverhampton. The widely known agent was involved in some brokering earlier, concerning a deal linking Fernandes to United.
The sequence of these events indicate a high probability of the star landing in England soon enough. Moreover, the Man Utd gaffer had desired to make the 25-year-old his fourth signing at Old Trafford, which is close to being realised now.
Plus the English side’s key goalscorer Marcus Rashford was injured in their previous FA Cup tie against Wolves, and is out for unspecified duration.
Consequently, the manager’s urge to rope in the Portugal international might have grown and the supporters could plausibly witness a transfer prior to the culmination of the winter transfer window.