Manchester United are very close to signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to reports in Italy.
It is claimed that the Red Devils are putting the finer details on a £70m deal for the 24-year-old ahead of a move to Old Trafford.
Supporters on Twitter are hoping that the latest reports are true:
Signing him would be huge.
— Brennan Clay (@BrennanClay89) 9 June 2019
Hope he signs. Very good and will make me forget we didnt sign Alcantara our biggest mistake
— Christlyk Bibleson (@Ivanzosekre) 9 June 2019
Better not be another de ligt type story.
— Ph.Ahmad 💊💉 (@Yussahm) 9 June 2019
Really hope this is true. He would be a brilliant signing for us. Would add goals creativity energy work rate to our midfield
— Chris Silvester (@ChrisSilveste14) 9 June 2019
DO. NOT. PLAY. WITH. MY. HEART.
— EddieG🔰 (@EddieMUFC) 9 June 2019
He’s going to flop this is a stupid transfer
— tadgh (@tadghkennelly) 9 June 2019
Make it happen asap, Ed!!!
— T.A.U.F.I.Q (@Mhmmd_Taufiq) 9 June 2019
I’ll wait til he’s officially unveiled thanks 🙈
— gazmh606 (@gazmh606) 9 June 2019
Close to signing for Spurs and Liverpool as well.
— The Shellz Show (@TheShellzShow) 9 June 2019
So the same thing we’ve been hearing for months
— S3AN (@AkaHatrick) 9 June 2019
There have been a lot of claims and counter-claims regarding Fernandes this summer already, and United fans would be wise to take this latest development with a huge pinch of salt.
The Portuguese international has been “close” to signing for Manchester City and Liverpool in the last few weeks already, while Tottenham Hotspur have also been roped into the transfer rumours in recent days.
While most of the previous claims have come from Portugal, this one does emanate from Italy so perhaps there is more substance this time around, but we shall have to wait and see.