Bayern and Barcelona hold talks with Manchester United superstar – may soon move forward

Manchester United players with manager Erik ten Hag

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes’ future remains up in the air REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Bruno Fernandes is attracting strong interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona heading into the summer transfer window.

The Portuguese midfielder enjoyed another prolific season at Manchester United, scoring 15 goals and assisting his teammates 13 times across all competitions. One of his assists came in the FA Cup final, as he found Kobbie Mainoo with a brilliant no-look pass to set up United’s second goal at Wembley.

Before the FA Cup final, the 29-year-old insisted he had no desire to leave Old Trafford. However, he added: “I just want my expectations to fit with the expectations of the club.”

As far as United’s expectations and plans for the future are concerned, there are a lot of question marks with INEOS yet to make a decision on Erik ten Hag. They are also yet to make any serious approach to strengthen United’s squad.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona interested in Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes

Amid the uncertainty at Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes has found his name on Bayern Munich and Barcelona’s radar.

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, both European giants have already made contacts to find out the conditions for a transfer of the world-class playmaker, who created more chances than any other player in the Premier League this season.

Further, it is claimed they may soon formally move forward.

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Financially, selling Fernandes who will turn 30 this fall, could make plenty of sense considering United’s concerns with respect to the Premier League’s PSR rules.

At the same time, it is certain United won’t be able to find a player, at least in the near future, capable of filling Fernandes’ void.

The United skipper not only scores, assists, creates chances at a commendable rate, but he also helps his teammates with his unmatched work rate out of possession.