Bruno Fernandes is set to leave the Portuguese giants this summer and the club’s president has already hinted that they might have found a replacement.
Bruno Fernandes is more than likely to leave Sporting Lisbon this season. Following an amazing season in Portugal where he scored 31 goals, Fernandes is keen on taking up a new challenge. Reportedly, Manchester United are the only side the player wants to sign for.
The transfer is likely going to cost a lot of money but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on signing a midfielder who can guarantee goals and assists on a regular basis.
While Bruno Fernandes’ departure will create a void in the Sporting midfield, the club’s president doesn’t seem too worried about the situation. Frederico Varandas believes that even if Bruno Fernandes were to leave, Sporting would be competitive.
“What I know and the guarantee I can guarantee is that this Sporting will be ready to compete with our ambitions,” he said according to The Daily Star.
“Let’s be prepared for the new season.
“It’s important for new players to realise the global dimension of this club and feel the weight of the jersey they will wear.
“And this crowded stadium is proof that we have thousands of fans scattered throughout Europe and the world.”
Reportedly, Aleksandar Trajkovski of Palermo is seen as the man to replace Bruno Fernandes.
United on the other hand, see the Portugal international as the most suitable candidate to replace Paul Pogba. The France international is keen on leaving Old Trafford this summer and while he is on the preseason tour to Perth, the likelihood is that he will leave if the Red Devils receive a suitable offer.
Verandas meanwhile, is sure that the sale of Bruno Fernandes is going to be the club’s most expensive sale ever.
“It could be the most expensive sale of Sporting,” he told Radio Observer earlier this month.