Manchester United closing in on Bruno Fernandes signing

Manchester United are reportedly on the verge of getting the help in midfield that they desperately need, with Bruno Fernandes on the verge of joining.

Over the last month or two, it has become clear that Manchester United have a crisis in midfield. Paul Pogba is one of the best in the world in his position, but seems disinterested in playing for the club, and either way, has been injured for quite some time now. Scott McTominay was playing the best football of his career before going down with an injury, and now, the only fit first-team midfielders the club has are Fred, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, and Andreas Pereira.

Luckily for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Manchester United hierarchy, it is currently January which means the transfer window is open, and with their extensive transfer budget, they can afford to add some quality this month.

It seems as if they are about to do just that, with Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes on the verge of joining the club this week.

According to Sky Sports and many other outlets, Sporting will be forced to sell the Portuguese international this month due to growing financial worry at the club. Manchester United are in negotiations with Sporting representatives likely as we speak.

Bruno Fernandes did sign a new contract just 2 months ago, and was linked with the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Spurs in the summer, although a move obviously never materialised.

Sporting will reportedly accept a transfer fee package of 70 million euros and are willing to have that sum paid in instalments.

It has become clear over the past year or two that Bruno Fernandes has outgrown Liga NOS, despite his underwhelming stints at Udinese and Sampdoria between 2013 and 2017. A move back to his home country has rejuvenated the now-25 year old. With a ridiculous 26 goals and 20 assists in Liga NOS since the start of the 2018-19 season.

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It is likely that this deal will be wrapped up within the coming days, and it seems as if Manchester United are adding a much-needed body to their midfield, as they try to halt a poor run of form which has spanned across multiple domestic competitions. Bruno Fernandes could take them to the next level, and give them the push they need to crack the top 4 by May.