This month we at FootballDirectNews.com will be covering the latest transfer news from around the UK and Europe. The biggest story this week is that Manchester United are on the verge of signing Sporting Lisbon star midfielder Bruno Fernandes. The cost is reported at around £60 million including add-ons with a host of teams tracking his progress.
Whilst Bruno Fernandes has been linked with Old Trafford since the summer, the transfer is being put through this week because of the injuries of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
Who is Bruno Fernandes and Is He Worth £60 million?
Fernandes is a player that is the star of Portuguese football right now and already has 15 goals to his tally this year. Last season the player really did shine with his performances and scored 32 goals in 50 games, this is an amazing record, even more so considering he plays central midfield.
The Portugal International is reaching the peak of his playing career at just 25 years old. The midfielder is a great with both feet, can tackle, score and has good stamina. Whilst £60 million is a high figure for a player not proven in the Premier League, Manchester United have been watching the player on a regular basis for at least 12 months.
Other options of the transfer include Andreas Pereira, Marcos Rojo and Angel Gomes are also on the table with the former highly possible. Manchester United have been outscored all the teams above them in the Premier League this season, if they want to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next year they would need to increase the scoring record, at the moment the team rely heavily of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
Should Manchester United lose out on the signing of Bruno Fernandes then fans will be extremely disappointed in the board. Ed Woodward has come under major criticism over the past few seasons on his non-ability to sign the best players.