Manchester United are ‘about to advance’ in their move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to reports.
Sporting understand United are the club most interested in signing Fernandes, who scored 28 goals for the club last season. Spurs now look to be out of the running for the midfielder as they are unable to match the Portuguese side’s asking price, despite holding an interest in the player amid uncertainty over Christian Eriksen’s future.
A Bola’s report claims that the Reds are looking at a €55m plus bonuses package for Fernandes. Sporting would obviously like a bidding war to start for their star midfielder, although it seems United are the only club who have submitted significant interest so far.
Fernandes would be an excellent signing if United chiefs can agree on a deal for the Portuguese midfielder. Fans got a glimpse of what the player could offer in a United shirt in the recent Nations League finals in which his Portugal side went on to win. Fernandes is not afraid to shoot from long distance and has an eye for a pass; attributes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are crying out for after consistently struggling to break down teams towards the end of last season.