Bruno Fernandes said that he would love to play in England with Manchester United being the main club pursuing him. Manchester United is very interested in the Portuguese midfielder and has been pursuing the midfielder for a few months now.
Fernandes spoke to Sky Sports and other media outlets in an interview before he travelled to New York with the Sporting squad the Portugal international said: “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 I’d like to play in England, but I don’t care about it right now.
“If it could be this season? It could be when the club decides, I’m not in charge.”
The five-year contract that Fernandes signed with Sporting last summer, includes a £31m release clause. If a club meets that fee but Sporting refuse to sell, the 24-year-old will be due £4.5m in compensation. Sporting values Fernandes at around £60m.
This is another example of Manchester United chasing after a player that we can’t seem to obtain because of either the high price tag or the club or the agent making it more difficult to sign him. I don’t know how close we are to signing Bruno Fernandes, but the we have been keen on signing him for months now and yet still no deal has been done.
Its the same thing with Sean Longstaff and Harry Maguire. We keep hearing in the media that Newcastle wants £50m for Longstaff and then we here later on that the Magpies wants more than that. Longstaff isn’t worth that amount of money for someone that just made nine appearances last season before succumbing to injury. Then we would here that United is close to obtaining him. Well it seems that it won’t happened, because we haven’t heard anything more about him.
With Harry Maguire there are a few reports that United is close to signing him also. His transfer fee was around £60m, and then apparently Leicester City raised it to £70m and then the fee was raised £80m. Maguire isn’t worth any of these price tags.
So Manchester United should just walk away from the negotiating table, because they seem not to be making enough progress in these talks to buy these players. This is just a waste of time pursuing players where either the clubs and or the agents are making it difficult for us to get them. Let’s look at other alternatives, because it doesn’t look like we’ll be successful in getting these deals done.
Do you think we should keep pursuing these players? Tell me what you think in the comments box.