Manchester United might have just triggered the pause button on Bruno Fernandes’ chase as the Red Devils reduce bid price to £10m lesser than the earlier agreed price.
Bruno Fernandes leaving Sporting Lisbon is a news the club President, Frederico Varandas feels sad to be reminded of but the fact that his side would be banking in large amount of funds helps reduce the pains of letting a player of Bruno’s caliber leave.
A price of £55m had initially been agreed by Manchester United and the Lisbon based side, but the Vice Chairman at Old Trafford has decided to take advantage of the sources disclosing to him the other party in the deal is desperately in need of funds.
Slashing out a whooping £13m from the initially agreed price is a move super agent, Jorge Mendes does not endorse as he laments that United continuing on this path might leave them without Bruno Fernandes who is likely to join other teams who have also made efforts to sign him in the past.
“If he (Fernandes) will not leave now he will leave for sure in the summer because Sporting, they have spoken already with other clubs and something will happen,” Mendes said.
Tottenham is also another name on the Portuguese bid list with Manchester United’s current offer placing the North London side, £3m ahead of the Red Devils in the chase after Spurs had offered to cash in £45m for the 25-year-old.
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Currently as it stands, Bruno Fernandes is still an asset of Sporting Lisbon and likely will no more be leaving Sporting this transfer window with just few days to go.
Back at Old Trafford, Ed Woodward is under pressure to provide the crumbling manager, Solskjaer the reinforcement he needs after the Red Devils suffered a shocking defeat to 13th placed Burnley.