Manchester United captain linked with bizzare summer move to Saudi Arabia

Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

The captain of Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes, could be set to leave Old Trafford this summer with reports circulating that an offer to play in the Saudi League is on the table. It would be a huge shock for a player of his quality and stature to leave Manchester United for a payday in the Saudi league following in the footsteps of former teammates Cristiano Ronaldo, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Telles.

Does Fernandes really want out of Manchester United?

This extraordinary link comes amidst reports that Fernandes is struggling in the midfield for United and is unhappy with how the team is playing.

Since joining United, Fernandes has gone from strength to strength and has been one of the best signings that United have made since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. His numbers in terms of goals and assists have been off the charts for his club but since being the permanent captain there has been a change to his form as of late.

However, that is to be expected given how good he has been for several seasons at Old Trafford. Yet there is a get-out-of-a-sticky situation card for Fernandes as United is currently in a tough spot despite being one of the most in-form clubs in the league.

Who wants Fernandes?

Saudi moves a great chance of a payday for both player and club. It is reported that several clubs are interested in the Portuguese midfielder and are willing to pay up to €100 million for the 29-year-old.

It is very much a financial move if Fernandes leaves because he still has so much to offer Manchester United and they will not let him go so easily because he is one the biggest prized assets at Old Trafford.

Fernandes’s contract is not up until 2026 at Old Trafford, with a further year optional, so it would take a huge offer to convince Manchester United.