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Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes says goodbye to Sporting Lisbon

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Sporting CP v Valencia CF - Pre-Season Friendly
Bruno Fernandes
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In a story that does not credibly react to facts, this brief blog is going to argue that because Bruno Fernandes cried last night, that he is set for an IMMINENT move to Manchester United.

Last night, Sporting Lisbon took on Valencia in a friendly, and Fernandes was spotted in tears after the match, suggesting that he realises that the match was his last in a Sporting Lisbon shirt, until he fails at United and ends up back on loan at the club in two years, before rejoining them on a knockdown price with wages subsidised by Ed Woodward’s brilliant negotiating skills.

Fernandes is widely rumoured to be on the cusp of a move to Manchester United with a fee of £63 million agreed. The 24-year-old midfielder has been in excellent form for Sporting, scoring 47 goals in 106 appearances over two seasons.

That kind of attacking play suggest he would be an able replacement for Paul Pogba, whose move to Real Madrid hangs in the balance.

Real had reportedly agreed a free transfer for Gareth Bale to move to the Chinese Super League, but that move may have fallen through when club president Florentino Perez demanded a transfer fee for the player. They thus still must pay for his roughly £500,000-a-week wages, which makes any move for Pogba prohibitively expensive until and unless they shift some more squad players to raise funds.

United could still move for Sean Longstaff, Harry Maguire and Pele before the transfer ends.