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‘Alexis Sanchez 2.0’ ‘Haven’t We Been Here Before?’ Fans On Twitter React To Reports That United Will Hijack City’s £47m Transfer

Manchester United are keen to beat Manchester City to the signing of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to reports in Portugal.

However, there are contradictory reports regarding City’s interest. There have been claims that the Citizens were close to a £47m deal, but that has been dismissed this morning by sources close to the club.

Fans on Twitter are not sure what to make of the situation:

Supporters are justifiably concerned that this could turn out to be another situation, like with Fred or Alexis Sanchez, where they pay over the odds to secure a player ahead of their fiercest rivals.

There’s no doubt that Fernandes is a talented player, with the attacking midfielder having scored 31 goals and contributed 17 assists this campaign, but it seems clear that his club is looking for a bidding war.

If City are not interested in the 24-year-old, United should be trying to drive a hard bargain if, that is, they are looking to sign the player.