I guess only a handful knew about Bruno Fernandes’ footballing genius in his days at Sporting CP. However, since his arrival in the Premier League, he has taken the league by storm and continues to impress.
Therefore, Manchester United are readying a new offer for the Portuguese star and it is an improved contract according to numerous reports.
Fernandes has been a key man at Old Trafford since joining in January 2020 and helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men finish third last season in the Premier League.
He is also playing his part nicely to ensure that they finish in the top 4 this term. It must be noted that only Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has outscored him in the league this season with 17 to 15 goals thus far.
The attacking midfielder has also been a creative force for the Red Devils with 10 assists to his name although his form seems to have dipped in recent weeks. Regardless, he remains a mainstay in the team.
According to The Sun, Bruno Fernandes, 26, is set to sign a new contract in the region of £200,000 weekly.
This is a 100% increase on his current deal and the seventh-best at the club. This shows that his performance has not gone unnoticed by the United hierarchy.
Manchester United are keen to tie him down to ward off any interests from some of the elite clubs in Europe.
The deal is mouthwatering but it must be noted that the Portuguese will earn lower than the likes of Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, and David de Gea.
Meanwhile, United boss Solskjaer has disclosed that he may prevent Fernandes from joining up with Portugal for the international break as the UK government’s coronavirus restrictions would ensure he’s quarantined for 10 days on his return if he leaves the country.
“We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t,” the United boss said.
“We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA have given the rules that they don’t have to be released.
“So I would think that’s going to be a hard call to make to let them go and play in red list countries, yeah.
“I want Bruno of course, ready against Brighton and hopefully that we are through in Europe and against Tottenham after that break, of course I do.”