Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford has taken the football world by storm in the past few days. Few would have expected that a deal deemed to be dead and gone in the summer would make such a revival bang in the middle of the winter transfer window.
However, as report after report rushes in regarding the possibility of the Portuguese midfielder arriving in England, a pattern emerges. A plethora of claims seem to indicate that a clear interest exists amongst both parties and that the specifics are being worked out.
The more hopeful of these, however, paint a promising picture.
As per the Mirror, the Red Devils have agreed to personal terms with Bruno Fernandes, even as Sporting is yet to finalize the actual transfer and the fee for which it will take place, if at all.
The report suggests that the 25-year-old central attacking midfielder has agreed to a five-year long-term contract at United. Further still, the deal in question also has the requisite year-long extension clause embedded in it.
If the transfer goes through, such a duration will all but ensure that the Mancunian outfit has locked in a promising talent for the next era of football at the club.
The fact that the likes of Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira have been struggling at the spot will mean that Fernandes will be an exceptional acquisition.
Further still, the same source also adds that the Sporting star will make upwards of £150,000-a-week in the Premier League. This will certainly raise a few eyebrows given the kind of mammoth sums certain individuals make in United’s dressing room alone. At the same time, Jorge Mendes being the player’s agent is likely to ensure that only the best possible deal is agreed to by his client.
How early will Old Trafford welcome their next signing?