Barcelona Looking To Sign Bruno Fernandes And Send Him Out On Loan

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

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Manchester United’s plight is about to go from bad to a whole lot more worse. The Red Devils have been under heavy scrutiny the entire winter transfer window for failing to land a single deal despite the problems plaguing their roster.

The reinvigorated Bruno Fernandes saga showed much hope to United fans and on multiple occasions, it appeared as if the player was well on his way to Old Trafford, especially since personal terms were understood to have been agreed.

However, since then the deal was on a massive standstill as Sporting refused to accept the opening bid from England along with the stipulated performance-based add-ons and United being stubborn about not raising their offer.

As such, it appears that the deal has taken a very different turn.

As per Portuguese outfit RTP, amidst other reports, Fernandes will instead be joining Barcelona, provided that the La Liga giants finish up negotiations on a different deal altogether.

According to the source, Barcelona will look to purchase the 25-year-old attacking midfielder from Sporting and loan him out to Valencia. The inclusion of the second Spanish club is due to the Camp Nou outfit wishing to tidy up the acquisition of Rodrigo.

As such, it is alleged that Fernandes will spend the rest of the season on loan at Valencia in an attempt to sweeten the transfer for Rodrigo. Both players are valued at €60 million.

Needless to say, if such a deal goes through, it will be viewed as an utter failure on part of Ed Woodward and company to handle the transfer market in such dire times.

Paired with Christian Eriksen’s recent transfer to the Inter Milan and the lengthy list of injuries at Old Trafford, it will be a poor sight to see how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is able to work his way out of this, if at all.