Manchester United are set to revive their interest in Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on adding a creative midfielder to the squad.
Man United had missed out on the Portuguese, as well as Tottenham Hotspur who were also interested in the playmaker.
However, after a first season, half tainted by a lack of consistent display, especially in attack. Solskjaer aims at fixing his errors this winter to find some consistency in results, heading into the second half.
Spurs’ Christian Eriksen and Leicester City’s James Madison are believed to be on Solskjaer’s wishlist. But neither seem likely to come in the winter and so the manager now intends to revisit his old options.
Eriksen is headed for Inter as it seems, while the foxes and Brendan Rodgers have no intention of letting James Maddison leave. Another option would be Sean Longstaff, but the 22-year-old had already rejected them during the summer, and Utd are reluctant to make another offer.
With Bruno Fernandes however, Manchester United’s only obstacle would be Sporting Lisbon, with the playmaker having signed a new contract in November that saw his release clause increased to €100 million (£85m/$111m).
Bruno Fernandes joined Sporting for €9.69m in 2017 and has since then walked his way up the ladder, scoring 32 goals and providing 18 assists for Sporting in the past season.
This campaign hasn’t been any different, the Portuguese already on 13 goals and 13 assists in 23 appearances this season.
According to Goal, the interest in Bruno Fernandes comes in the wake of United planning an aggressive scouting mission in Portugal, with the club sending representatives to every game being played by Porto, Benfica , and Sporting in the coming weeks in a bid to identify potential targets for both January and the summer transfer window.
And as well disappointments in the pursuit for Eriksen and Maddison, as well as losing Erling Haaland – who opted to join Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg over the red devils.