Solskjaer urges Woodward to speed up and seal Fernandes signing: report

Manchester United need at least one new midfielder this summer. The name that keeps popping up is that of Bruno Fernandes.

The latest report comes from Record in Portugal, translated by The Metro. Apparently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ‘urged’ Edward Woodward to ‘speed up’ the signing of the 24-year-old Fernandes.

Record say that Fernandes is attracting interest from several top clubs in Europe, with Tottenham Hotspur currently leading the charge to sign Sporting Lisbon’s midfielder.

Understandably, Solskjaer wants his new players in place when the club jet out on pre-season tour in early July, with the Baby Faced Assassin apparently putting pressure on United’s hierarchy to push the deal through as soon as possible.

The player is open to a Premier League move with the player wanting to be paid £4.4million a season – which works out at a relatively cheap £85,000-a-week.

Fernandes oozes class. He has been directly involved with 50 goals for his club over the last twelve months and what’s not to like about a midfielder who can score 30+ goals in a single season?

My main concern comes when you think about the massive jump up from the Portuguese league to the Premier League. Like Victor Lindelof, it’d probably take him a season or so to fully acclimatise and feel comfortable in the toughest league in the world.

Whisper it quietly though, and I’ve said it before, but this boy would be an excellent replacement for Paul Pogba…


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