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Manchester United confirm the signing of Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United confirm the signing of Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United have finally confirmed that they’ve reached a deal for the transfer of Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

After negotiations temporarily faltered on the price for the midfielder — Manchester United initially balked on paying £57 million — the Red Devils have found a way to snatch their man.

The agreement includes an initial fee of £47m with further add-ons that could bring up the total cost to £67.6m should Fernandes meet the club’s Champions League requirements.

Fernandes has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since last summer when he also was a Real Madrid transfer target.

The next Sporing CP star at Manchester United?

Bruno Fernandes will become the third Portuguese player to head to Old Trafford, joining past Red Devils legends Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo.

And like Nani and Ronaldo before him, Fernandes is a proven playmaker.

The 25-year-old has notched 64 goals and 46 assists in 137 appearances at Sporting, managing to be directly involved in every 107 minutes from midfield.

Fernandes also played a key role in helping Sporting win the Portuguese Cup during the 2018-19 season.

Fernandes could make his first appearance for the Red Devils in a match against Wolverhampton on Saturday.

Will Fernandes make a fine addition at Old Trafford? Let us know on Twitter.

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