Fabrizio Romano is confident that Bruno Fernandes will sign a new deal at Man United.
Over the last couple of years, the Old Trafford Faithful have been treated to some sheer genius from Bruno Fernandes.
When the signing was made, many were sceptical about whether the Portugal international would have the desired impact. No sooner was he in the starting line-up, the results and performances started to improve.
He’s always contributing with goals and assists, while his leadership qualities cannot be understated, either. The displays had dipped off over the last couple of months. However, Fernandes is too good of a footballer to keep down. Aston Villa and Brentford have both felt his wrath this week.
Ahead of the Brentford fixture, doubts were raised about Bruno’s long-term future after he refused to sign a new contract. However, those fears have since been allayed.
The scoop comes from Fabrizio Romano, who has confirmed that the key United star will sign a new contract at the club. Though it will take some time.
Check out what Romano had to say in full here:
“He’s going to sign the contract,” said Romano on Ferdinand’s FIVE YouTube channel.
“He’s going to sign. It’s going to take some time. They have been working on this since July. It was a bit slow because in the summer they did a lot of business, [Raphael] Varane, [Jadon] Sancho and [Cristiano] Ronaldo.
“(United) know that they need to do it so they have been negotiating for a long time and I am sure that this year they will solve that issue. I am confident that he will sign.”
Understandably, with these sort of numbers involved, sorting out the minor details can become somewhat of a chore.
The good news for United is that they have time on their side. Fernandes’ current deal doesn’t expire until 2025 meaning that the Reds aren’t in any rush.
According to the media, Fernandes wants to be paid more handsomely than he currently is. As things stand, his £100k-a-week contract pales in comparison to the top earners at the club, with Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani all reportedly earning three times as much.
Fernandes is well within his rights to ask for a similar sort of paycheque before committing his long-term future to the Theatre of Dreams. And I were the United board, I’d be looking to get that deal done as soon as possible.
This summer looks to be a good bet, particularly with no World Cup until November.
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