Man United transfer target Bruno Fernandes: “I’d like to play in England”

Manchester United have been linked with a move to sign Bruno Fernandes for practically the whole transfer window. The last story we covered came from A Bola, last week, who claimed that the Red Devils were in pole position to sign the midfielder.

Well today, we’ve been given the clearest indication yet that the Sporting Lisbon man would want a move away from Portugal this summer…

While speaking to the media, the 24-year-old has admitted his desire to play in England, although he did admit that it won’t be his decision – rather it’s up to Sporting Lisbon’s president as he’ll have final say on all transfers…

“The president decides that, not me.” Fernandes told reporters, including talkSPORT, when asked about a potential move away from Portugal.

“I don’t care about the market, I’ve talked about this many times. The only thing I can do now is that I need to catch the plane so I don’t miss it.

“Will this be the last match for Sporting? I don’t know, it’s the coach who decides.

“I told you I’d like to play in England, but that’s not what interests me. It may be when the club decides.”

As the old saying goes, everyone has their price. If United match Lisbon’s demands then Fernandes could well be on the plane to Manchester this summer – although nothing will happen until then…

It’s tough to gauge how serious United’s interest is but the constant links suggests there is something there that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likes about the prolific Fernandes. How much United like him? I guess only time will tell.

Midfield is one of many problem positions in this squad at the moment, and Fernandes’ style of play would certainly help us move forward. There are question marks about whether he’d be able to slot right into the team seamlessly as the step up from the Portuguese league to the Premier League is a rather sizeable one…

It does seem pretty clear that Fernandes is trying to tempt a Premier League side into making a move for him, though.

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