The Red Devils seem to have finally come to the conclusion of their pursuit of the Sporting CP talisman as reports say a deal has finally been reached between the two parties.
United were initially put off by Sporting’s financial demands. The Portuguese side reportedly demanded around €80 million initially but have settled for a sum around €55 million.
However, the deal includes bonuses worth €25 million based on Champions League qualifications and appearances.
As per the Guardian, Fernandes’ contract is said to be around £70,000-a-week and should last four-and-a-half years. Additionally, the midfielder will be earning bonuses.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been on the hunt for a creative attacking threat in his midfield and the former Sampdoria man is exactly that. With 13 goals and 10 assists across all competitions, the attacking midfielder is a perfect fit.
Andreas Pereira has failed to be the No. 10 the gaffer needed and the team has considerably suffered during the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay. The almost-Red Devil will now offer the depth and flair Solskjaer needed in midfield.
The Norwegian is on a mission to rebuild and a No. 10 is said to be one of his biggest priorities. The 25-year-old is just the first piece of the puzzle in the grand scheme, but is surely a positive signing.
However, there are concerns over adapting to the English league considering he failed to make it in a top-five league by the big age of 25.