According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Manchester United may have hit a breakthrough in negotiations for long-time target and Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes, with the Red Devils apparently returning to the table with an improved offer – but these supporters are sceptical, to say the least over the reports.
Fernandes, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford dating all the way back to last summer (Daily Express), is reportedly on United’s radar as they look to add creative industry in midfield – especially given Marcus Rashford’s injury blow. If this update is to be believed, United have offered Sporting an improved sum with add-ons in order to capture Fernandes’ signature – reportedly tabling a £46.78 million offer rising from £40 million, which could potentially rise to £55 million.
The Portuguese playmaker, when compared to current Red Devils midfielder Jesse Lingard, has surpassed the Englishman in almost every way – accumulating 3.4 shots per game, 3.6 key passes and 1.8 completed dribbles on average in the league as per WhoScored.com. All the while scoring eight goals and assisting seven others in 16 league starts.
However, even though this update could spell a positive in bringing the 25-year-old to Manchester, supporters are sceptical over such positive news – here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Woodward out here playing FIFA career mode
— Andrew Manchester (@manlychesthair) January 21, 2020
This Bruno Fernandes deal should have wrapped up a long time ago and #mufc should targeting a striker by now. Somehow Ed and his cohorts are trying to blow this deal away.
— rajab shahrullah (@RajabShahrullah) January 21, 2020
What part of this couldn’t be completed on January 1st.
Seriously. This club
— Mike Ⓜ (@UtdExcellence) January 21, 2020
Low balling for a Portuguese International who has his Prime Years ahead of him and just Signed a longer Contract – this guy provides Assists & Goals the most vital skills needed – a proper club don’t mess about in these situations and gets the deal done #MUFC #BrunoFernandes
— KSN (@Kulz83) January 21, 2020
This is from the mirror. Yep, it’s definitely legit. pic.twitter.com/5OYyo1EeWi
— Angeee (@mallam_Stark) January 21, 2020
Still should’ve just been done over the summer and gotten haaland this window but the glazers and Woodward don’t care as long as they make money
— Sixers szn (29-16) (@Matt__Smitth) January 21, 2020
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