According to a report from GOAL.com, Manchester United could reignite their chase of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes this month.
The 25-year-old has emerged as one of Portuguese football’s most promising players over the last couple of seasons and has been linked with a number of big clubs around Europe.
He’s an attacking midfielder with a keen eye for goal.
For instance, last season he recorded a spectacular 32 goals and 18 assists.
Man City were first rumoured to have been on the verge of getting a deal done for the midfielder, before Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham were all touted as potential destinations. The saga became a circus in the summer with a number of fake reports suggesting Fernandes was boarding flights to Manchester.
Bit of Bruno Fernandes detail. His agent, Miguel Pinho, met with #THFC y’day. Fernandes & Lo Celso Spurs’ midfield targets. #MUFC, who met Pinho 2 months ago, asked him in past fortnight for some more time as they focus first on signing a RB (Wan-Bissaka) https://t.co/s2XCpyzQYX
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) June 20, 2019
A transfer never happened and Fernandes remained at Sporting.
But GOAL claim Fernandes could nevertheless yet be on the move in January — with fresh interest apparently coming from Old Trafford.
Will Man Utd finally get their man? 👀
— Goal News (@GoalNews) January 5, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs an attack-minded midfielder, amid Jesse Lingard’s struggles and Juan Mata no longer being the player he once was…
As per GOAL’s report:
“United are yet to make any contact with Sporting regarding a potential transfer, but there would be no difficulty from United’s end in raising the funds required to sign the 25-year-old should Solskjaer make it clear that he needs to be acquired in January.”