ESPN reports Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon have met to discuss a possible move for Bruno Fernandes.
Sporting president Federico Varandas and United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward met at the club’s Mayfair offices Friday with discussions that are set to continue. Sporting are strongly interested in getting a deal done for the attacking-midfielder. At Sporting’s request intermediaries were asked to contact United. The Portuguese club wants to get this deal finalized because they need to alleviate their financial difficulties.
Sporting Lisbon has also lowered their earlier valuation of Fernandes from €80 million to €60 million. Also with injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejuvenated his interest in this possible transfer. Fernandes is eager to play for Manchester United, especially after the collapse of the Tottenham deal back in the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese star has been capped 19 times by Portugal, and had a wonderful season last year. He scored 31 goals in 52 games from midfield. So far he has 15 in 24 this season.