Manchester United Reportedly Agree Deal For Bruno Fernandes For £68 Million
By Mike Parrott
Manchester United have reportedly agreed with Sporting CP for the signing of Bruno Fernandes for £68 Million including clauses and add-ons. This will be United's first signing of the January Transfer Window.
After an extended saga lasting from the Summer of 2019, Manchester United may have finally got their man in Bruno Fernandes. Bruno will cost just under £68 Million including clauses and buy-outs.
Manchester United have just sent their official bid for Bruno Fernandes to Sporting! Talks are now on between the two clubs. His agents are now "confident". :red_circle: #MUFC #ManUnited #transfers- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 28, 2020
More details about Man Utd bid and Bruno's contract :fast_forward: https://t.co/h7F70ML42d
United have been negotiating with Sporting CP since the first week of the January Transfer Window according to Simon Stone of the BBC and the deal looks like it's at completion with the transfer price agreed.
Reported by The Times and Portuguese website, Record, Fernandes is set to join the Red Devils after rumours of Barcelona bidding for the Portuguese Midfielder.
Other Media officials such as Fabrizio Romano, Paul Hirst, and Simon Peach have confirmed the deal soon after the initial report from Duncan Castles.
Revealed: how Barcelona interest forced Manchester United to improve Bruno Fernandes bid@DuncanCastles has the story https://t.co/QIoQhus5tX
- Times Sport (@TimesSport) January 28, 2020
The deal will consist of a base deal of £47 Million with £8.5 Million in easily achievable add-ons, then £12.5 Million in more complicated add-ons, such as a supposed Ballon D'Or clause.
Fernandes has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona in the past 12 Months with Barcelona reportedly bidding for the midfielder earlier this week.
Sporting - Bruno Fernandes praticamente fechado no Manchester United https://t.co/xfeV5grwKY
- Diário Record (@Record_Portugal) January 28, 2020
However, it looks like United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will finally be getting their target who has been linked with the Red Devils since the Summer of 2018.
Fernandes has already scored 15 goals and created 14 assists in 28 games for Sporting CP.
Bruno Fernandes is closing in on a move to #MUFC after a breakthrough was made in talks with Sporting. Final figures & personal terms remain. Fee believed to be €55m (£46.6m) + €10m (£8.5m) add-ons pic.twitter.com/kvUDkAANXh- Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) January 28, 2020
Manchester United have been struggling with squad depth recently with long-term injuries to Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, and Marcus Rashford.