Bruno Fernandes could be 'blacklisted' from Saudi Pro League if agent breaks key rule
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Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes could find himself 'blacklisted' from the Saudi Pro League if his agent breaks a key rule.
According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, Saudi clubs are planning a 'super' offer worth €100 million (£87 million), which they will look to table as early as the upcoming summer transfer window.
However, Ten Hag would have to appoint a second captain in the space of a season if he is still in charge at Old Trafford in the event of a Fernandes sale, with the Portuguese midfielder replacing Harry Maguire in the role at the beginning of this term.
But the 28-year-old could effectively be blocked from joining the Saudi Pro League if a little-known reported rule is broken by him or his agent in the case of any negotiations.
In July, the New York Times claimed that there was a list of rules in place for Saudi clubs when it came to doing transfer business in the summer.
One of those rules was that any player commanding an annual salary of more than $3 million (£2.29 million), such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and all the Premier League players that completed moves to the nation last summer, would have to be approved by the league.
The second rule, it is reported, specifically involves agents. It is said that teams are banned from negotiating against each other when it comes to the transfer of a single player - and if any player or agent is found to be using one team in order to gain a higher salary, they would be 'immediately blacklisted' from joining the league.