According to an official club announcement, Manchester United are close to finally completing a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, with only personal terms and a medical left to complete – leaving a lot of Red Devils fans completely stunned by the news.
Fernandes, who has long been at the centre of a transfer saga over whether he will make the switch to Old Trafford, with some reports from as long ago as last summer (Daily Express), could finally be moving to Manchester providing there are no last-minute surprises. The Portuguese playmaker, who has racked up a prolific 15 goals in 14 games for Sporting Lisbon this season (Transfermarkt), is seen as a potential creative threat that can inject much-needed quality into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield.
Compared to current United force Paul Pogba, Fernandes hasn’t managed to equal the Frenchman’s superior pass completion rate of 82.8% – but does better the rest of his creative stats from last season. This includes shots (3.5), dribbles (3.7) and key passes per game (1.8), as per WhoScored.com.
As a result, supporters cannot believe they could be on the verge of landing their dream signing as well as ‘looking at other targets’ (BBC) – find all of their best comments from Twitter down below.
Two signings in one window? Ed Woodward could never
— Christian (@3112Christian) January 28, 2020
Sign Messi, Neymar, Mbappé& Ronaldo NOW! Cmon ED 👊🏾
— Bavith Henry (@BavithranH) January 28, 2020
— Tony (@T0NY44) January 28, 2020
Next Piatek pleseee
— Chatchai F. (@chatchairitooo) January 28, 2020
Signing after signing🎶🎶🎶
— Goat Quotes🐐 (@ephraem_) January 28, 2020
— Carl Placzek (@PlaczekCarl) January 28, 2020
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