Manchester United’s links with Bruno Fernandes are guilty of jeopardizing the trusts and hopes of their fans two transfer windows in a row.
The Portuguese international was expected to be secured as a player from days now, but the latest claims have indicated that the two teams are yet to decide on an apt price for the attacking midfielder.
A recent report did suggest that United would budge and increase their offering bid, especially due to the recent injury crisis that has seen top performers Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, and Paul Pogba sidelined for the long term.
Having said that, the Red Devils are still believed to be in the running to secure him before the end of the winter transfer window, and the player’s own alleged words may be some indication supporting the same.
According to the Daily Record, Fernandes has confided in his friends, and one of them has stated that he believed the midfielder would be a United player by the end of January.
The fact that the 25-year-old has already agreed to personal terms with the Old Trafford based outfit does make this seem like a likely affair.
Further still, the same report also suggested that the hierarchy of Sporting is confident on being able to reach a deal before the window closes, although it is more or less a non-negotiable factor that they won’t let Fernandes go for United’s initial valuation – a fee in the region of €50 million.
This last claim is backed by an Evening Standard report which paints a bleak picture suggesting that United are still ‘miles apart’ from meeting Sporting’s valuation.
This is undoubtedly a tricky affair given that the Mancunian side now appear to be the party desperate for the player’s signature given the injury crisis and quality-gap at hand.