Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has emerged as the team’s unmatched talisman since he signed from Sporting in 2020 and after less than two years since his arrival, talks are being held with his representatives over a new contract.
That’s according to leading transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, who provided an update on the situation following Fernandes’ stunning start to the season, which has seen him score four goals in as many games in the Premier League.
The 27-year-old is the first name on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s teamsheet and the process to renew his contract has been described as a ‘priority’ and ‘getting really, really close’ by Romano.
“The situation is getting really and really positive,” Romano said on his YouTube channel. “After opening talks on Bruno Fernandes’ contract in July, Manchester United are now giving priority to Bruno Fernandes, priority to his contract.
“They are absolutely delighted with Bruno on the pitch, off the pitch. It was important, also, to have Cristiano Ronaldo at the club.
“Manchester United are working since the 1st of July with the agent of the player to extend the contract. It’s not signed yet but Bruno wants to stay. Bruno has decided to stay.
“They are discussing about the salary but for Manchester United, their intention is to complete everything as soon as possible in the coming weeks, months. His contract extension is getting really, really close.”
Fernandes’ potential extension would be welcomed news for Manchester United fans after being swept away by the Portugal international’s unexpected brilliance.
Another player who is stealing the headlines at the club is Paul Pogba. The 28-year-old midfielder was linked with a move away from United this summer but he ended up staying. Reports earlier this week suggested he could end up signing a new deal at Old Trafford.