Bruno Fernandes has given his last interview as a Sporting Lisbon player and as seen in the video below, the midfielder had to fight back tears.
The 25-year-old Portugal international is set to complete a €55m+ move to Manchester United this week, leaving Sporting after three years.
There is no doubt his time with Sporting will be remembered fondly.
Man Utd fans will hope that Fernandes can be just as influential for them and become a key figure in the team, like he did with Sporting.
It seems it is only a matter of time before Fernandes is officially unveiled as a United player.
Speaking to Sporting’s official YouTube channel, Fernandes says: “The words are short for what I lived here,” as translated by the Daily Star. “There were important moments that made a mark on my career.”
Bruno Fernandes despediu-se do Sporting em lágrimas.
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“This is not easy. Obviously, it will mark me forever.
“The plans, the people who worked with me, everything, the players, everything. I will only keep the positive things because I want people to remember me for the positives.
“I will always remember Sporting for the positives. Me and my family were always well-received. We had lots of kindness from everyone, nothing was ever missing.
“And I am not a Lion from a cradle but I will be from now on.
“All I can do is thank them for everything. I hope that you star with good memories for me and I will always take you in my heart.”