‘He is a leader on the pitch’: Portuguese football expert claims Man Utd target would thrive in Premier League

According to the recent reports from Portugal, Manchester United are trying to speed up the process of signing Sporting Lisbon playmaker Bruno Fernandes.

Speculation surrounding Fernandes and United has been going all summer and there can’t be smoke without fire, especially when the reports are so persistent.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be aiming to sign at least two midfielders this summer following the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera in the last 6 months. Not like-for-like replacements though, better players who will take the Red Devils forward.

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And Portuguese football expert Felipe Dias is adamant that the 24-year-old can deliver in the Premier League.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Dias said: “I have no doubt that Fernandes can thrive in the Premier League. This guy can play with and against the best of them. I have never seen a player do what Bruno Fernandes did last season.

“We’re talking about an offensive centre midfielder who scored 32 goals. Even in domestic Portuguese football and the Europa League, which admittedly isn’t the most glamorous, you cannot deny his talent.

“He is already a ready-made player for the Premier League in my opinion. He is a leader on the pitch, a natural born passer and a deadly finisher with either foot. I don’t have a bad word to say about him as a footballer. At 24-years-old, why he has not been transferred yet is a big question.”

It seems we’ve got a Bruno Fernandes fanboy on our hands.

Can someone check whether Dias is related to the Portugal international and is eager to see him move up the footballing ladder and leave Portugal for Manchester?

I like the sound of Fernandes being a leader because United need one.

If he can come in and help us score more goals, as well as lead from the centre of the pitch, signing Fernandes may be the most important deal to get done.

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