Manchester United is finally set to sign Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes on a four-year deal after reaching an agreement with his club Sporting CP.
The two clubs have been in negotiations for the last couple of weeks over the transfer of the Portugal international. The valuation was the main issue with the Red Devils reluctant to meet their 60 million pounds valuation.
Latest reports from Portugal now indicate that the two clubs have reached a compromise fee of around 55 million pounds plus add on depending on how the midfielder fairs on at Old Trafford.
Bruno was a United target in the summer but a move failed to materialize and he ended up signing a new deal with his boyhood club which many then believed had ended any hopes of him leaving the club in the near future.
United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer traveled to Portugal earlier this month to watch the player during a league match and rekindled the team’s interest in the goal-scoring midfielder who is viewed as a replacement for wantaway Paul Pogba.
Barcelona had reportedly joined the race for Fernandes signature on Tuesday night and their entrance is said to have forced United to expedite negotiations with Sporting for fear of losing the player as was the case with Erling Haaland.
A move to Old Trafford will see him walk into the starting team almost immediately with Pogba, and Scot McTominay injured. Nemanja Matic is struggling with fitness issues leaving Fred and under fire Andreas Pereira the only available midfielders for the club.