Agent due in UK for talks as Man Utd look to seal deal to sign £70m Tottenham target
Bruno Fernandes’ agent was due in London today to hold talks with Man Utd as the Red Devils look to seal a deal for the £70m Tottenham target
Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Bruno Fernandes…
Bruno Fernandes’ agent was due in London on Wednesday to hold talks with Manchester United as the Red Devils look to seal a deal for the £70m Tottenham target, according to reports in Portugal via the Mirror.
Fernandes has just come off the back of a superb campaign with Sporting Lisbon that saw him contribute a staggering 32 goals and 18 assists in his 53 appearances while he also helped Portugal win the Nations League earlier this month.
The 24-year-old has attracted interest from the Premier League with the Mirror claiming that Manchester United and Tottenham have both held talks with Fernandes’ agent recently over a move to England this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino is in the market for an attacking midfielder to possibly replace Christian Eriksen after he went public with his desire to seek a new challenge this summer and Fernandes has been identified as a target along with Real Betis star Giovani Lo Celso.
However, United appear to be the club making the biggest push to sign Fernandes and the Mirror cites a report from the newspaper version of O Jogo that claims the midfielder’s agent, Miguel Pinho, was due to arrive in London on Wednesday to hold further talks over a move to Old Trafford.
The report says United are reluctant to meet Sporting Lisbon’s £70m valuation and are hoping to agree a deal worth closer to £50m but it remains to be seen whether a deal can be agreed between the two clubs.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is working hard revamping his squad this summer and he’s already got deals in place to sign winger Daniel James and right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka but the Norwegian coach is also in the market for at least one midfielder.
Ander Herrera is set to leave United after running down his contract while Paul Pogba is being strongly linked with a move this summer after suggesting he wants a new challenge so Fernandes could be viewed as a replacement.
We’ll have to wait and see how talks with the agent progress and there is still time for Tottenham to step-up their interest but Fernandes would be an excellent signing for United if they could pull it off.
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