Bruno acknowledges he had his soul set on a transfer to the Premier League after Man Utd finally agreed a deal with Sporting. Manchester United were in danger of missing out on signing the 25-year-old before the end of the January transfer window as they had refused to meet Sporting’s asking price.
But United stepped up negotiations on Tuesday after learning about Barcelona’s late interest and offered €55 million £46.5m upfront plus €10m £8. Football fans from around the world can purchase Premier League Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
4m in bonuses that are considered achievable by Sporting and a further €15m (£12.7m) in payments which are less likely to come to fruition.
Fernandes is expected to arrive in England on Wednesday to finalize his move to Old Trafford.
On Tuesday evening, Fernandes’ close friend, Carolina Deslandes, posted a picture of them together on her Instagram account with an airplane emoji, suggesting that the midfielder is already en route to England.
The Portugal international was also stopped outside his house by Portuguese television station SIC as he made his way to his car with Deslandes. Asked if the Premier League was his preference, Bruno replied:
Fernandes has reportedly already agreed personal terms with Man Utd and will sign a long-term deal. Fernandes should provide Manchester United with a much-needed boost in their attacking having scored 15 goals and registered 14 assists in 28 appearances for sporting this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is also pushing to sign a new striker before Friday’s transfer deadline to cope with the absence of Marcus Rashford, which could is set to be sidelined for about three months due to a backbone injury.
Bruno Fernandes latest and Man Utd news
Manchester United must over go a two-goal shortfall if they need to touch the Carabao Cup final tonight.
Manchester United face a difficult task to make it to Wembley after losing the first leg 3-1 against Manchester City earlier in January, but they will take encouragement from their win at the Etihad in the Premier League this season.
Nemanja Matic is a slight doubt for the game having been substituted at half time of Manchester United’s FA Cup demolition of Tranmere at the weekend, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the midfielder might not play against City.
However, Solskjaer did say that Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay could start training again soon as they ramp up their respective recoveries from injury.
In terms of transfer news, Manchester United is confident of signing Bruno Fernandes after a significant breakthrough in transfer negotiations.
What shirt number could Bruno Fernandes wear?
Man Utd is confident of signing Bruno Fernandes after a breakthrough was made in negotiations with Sporting on Tuesday night.
Manchester United have until Friday night to complete the signing, with the first team taking on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday before hosting Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday in what might be Fernandes’ unveiling.
The Sporting No.8 has scored 14 goals and assisted 13 this season and would add much-needed creativity to the Manchester United midfield.
However, he would not be allowed his preferred squad number yet. Not only would he be vying with Juan Mata for a starring role, he would be doing so for his current number eight shirt, too.
Manchester United set two summer transfer priorities
Manchester United is set to prioritize the transfers of Jack Grealish and James Maddison as soon as the January window closes, according to reports.
Manchester United are looking to sign two players before Friday’s transfer deadline, with Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes a high-profile target throughout January and Manchester United are closing in on a deal for him.
But now, The Independent suggests planning has already begun for the summer transfer window, with Grealish and Maddison the two priorities once the season is over.
The pair faced each other in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Villa Park, and do both impress in the Premier League this season for their respective sides.
However, if Manchester United were to sign the English duo, they would presumably not come cheap given their importance to their current clubs and potential involvement in Euro 2020 this summer.
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