Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes scored as Portugal sealed qualification for Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win against Luxembourg yesterday evening.
During the international break, the 25-year-old was asked once again whether he sees himself leaving his current club. The Portuguese said he was open to a new challenge but he will not force through a move:
“Since 2016, there’s been talk about my possible departure. I’m well, doing my job and doing the best I can. I have dreams to fulfil but I have no need to force my departure. I feel the love here and if I have to leave, I hope I leave good memories.”
Fernandes is reportedly a target for Manchester United, as well as Tottenham and Real Madrid, but despite constant speculation about his future, he has remained in Portugal with Sporting.
After scoring 32 goals last season, the Portuguese international has bagged nine in 17 appearances this campaign, and he will likely be available once again during the January transfer window.
Whether United will consider a bid for Fernandes, it remains to be seen. Reports suggest that Leicester’s James Maddison, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Aston Villa pair Jack Grealish and John McGinn are the midfielders that have been shortlisted by the club as possible targets.