Manchester City 'In Pole Position To Sign' Sporting CP's Bruno Fernandes For £43 Million
Manchester City are 'in pole position to sign' Sporting CP sensation Bruno Fernandes.
Goal claim City are in advanced talks over the signing of Fernandes in a deal worth a reported £43 million.
Sporting initially wanted £60 million for Fernandes. However, City are confident in snapping up the promising midfielder for a player-plus cash bid.
They're set to offer £43 million and two players.
Manchester United are also keeping tabs on Fernandes but City are favourites to secure his luxurious services after recent talks between the club and Jorges Mendes.
While the super-agent isn't Fernandes' client, it's believed he has been drafted in to complete a deal.
The 24-year-old has had quite the season in Portugal. He's bagged an impressive 31 goals and 17 assists in 50 games from midfield. Yes, midfield. That's impressive.
Bruno Fernandes for @Sporting_CP in all competitions this season:- FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) May 5, 2019
What an INCREDIBLE season he is having! :green_heart: pic.twitter.com/vqNpmiUiBj
Bruno Fernandes has 31 goals and 17 assists in 50 games this season. From midfield. Wow.- Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) May 5, 2019
Bruno Fernandes to City for £43m all but wrapped up then. That's disappointing. Hugely. He'd have been perfect for us. Exactly what we are missing.- JD (@Notorious_93) May 6, 2019
The Portuguese international has 11 caps to his name and Bernardo Silva rates him very highly.
"Bruno is a great player," the City star said about his international colleague.
"He has had a fantastic season with many goals, many assists that are not normal for a player of his position, he has the best numbers and we'll see what happens at the end of the season.
"He is a player who can play in other championships."
Pep Guardiola currently boasts the likes of İlkay Gündoğan, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and David Silva, among others, in midfield.
The addition of Fernandes, who's brimmed with skill and creativity, would improve his side ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Fernandes to City? Watch this space.