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Manchester United closing in on Bruno Fernandes

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Bruno Fernandes could be on the verge of joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with the player’s agent reported to have landed in England.

Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes would definitely be one of the best new stories the club’s fans have heard in recent times. With Paul Pogba already admitting his future plans, the club needs a marquee signing.

And it appears that they might have one in the shape of Bruno Fernandes. Considered one of the most potent midfielders in Europe, the Portugal international has no shortage of admirers.

The likes of Manchester City and Liverpool were initially thought to be in pole position for Fernandes’ signature.

However, it appears that the Red Devils have stolen a march over their rivals. The player is reportedly keen on making a switch to Old Trafford. And with the current status of United’s midfield, Bruno Fernandes will easily slot in. According to Express, the player’s agent is already in England to sort things out for his client’s future.

With bags of potential and ability to change the game from midfield, Bruno Fernandes promises to be one of the most creative powerhouses in European football.

While Tottenham have also expressed an interest in the Portuguese as they seek to replace Christian Eriksen, United are perhaps favourites for the signature.

The highly rated midfielder is going to cost around €70 million for the Sporting man who scored 31 goals last season. And while he is currently on vacations, Bruno Fernandes has already asked his agent to sort out his future.

Even though he hasn’t given a lot of hints on his future, Fernandes may end up joining a team in England.

Speaking to Portuguese radio station Radio Renascenca last week, he said: “Of course it is possible to continue in Sporting.

“I do not know what the truth of what has been in the newspapers is.

“I will have time now to know this, but I’m good at Sporting.

“I never said that I want to leave, but there are dreams that I would like to fulfil and one of them is to play in England.

“It is not now the English clubs and interested parties appear that I say this. It was always a dream.

“I’m good at Sporting, I do not think about leaving but there are clubs and proposals that cannot be rejected.

“I will only do this if Sporting agrees with me.”