Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Manchester United after admitting he would love to play in England next season. The 24-year-old has been intensely chased by the Red Devils, while Tottenham are also said to be interested in his signature.
Fernandes had a brilliant season with Sporting CP, netting 32 goals and registering 18 assists in all competitions for the Portuguese side. President Frederico Varandas has said that they won’t accept anything south of £55m after putting the player up for sale. Ed Woodward and co were rumoured to be plotting a £49m bid for the playmaker.
The 24-year-old signed a five-year contract only last summer which includes a £31m release clause. However, if Sporting refuse to sell him, they will have to pay the player £4.5m in compensation.
Speaking about the transfer and his interest in the Premier League, Bruno Fernandes said,
“The president decides that, not me,” Fernandes said. “The only thing I can do now is that I need to catch the plane so I don’t miss it.”
“Will this be the last match for Sporting? I don’t know, it’s the coach who decides. I told you I liked to play in England, but that’s not what interests me. It may be when the club decides.”
Manchester United have already signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James this summer, while Solskjaer is also close to completing a deal for Harry Maguire this summer.
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