CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Bruno Fernandes: Man Utd close to signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder for initial £47m

I know what you’re thinking. We’ve been hearing that this deal has been agreed-to for nearly a month, with the player seemingly no closer to making the switch to Manchester United.

However, according to Simon Stone and a variety of other Tier 1/2 sources, the deal has finally been agreed!

Further details from BBC below:

Manchester United are close to completing a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

The Old Trafford club have been in negotiations with Sporting throughout the transfer window but refused to meet an asking price of 80m euros (£68m).

But a breakthrough in negotiations on Tuesday has left United confident of agreeing a deal for the 25-year-old.

The initial fee will be around 55m euros (£47m) but add-ons could increase the overall cost to 80m euros.

Oh, and this is why United want to sign the highly-rated playmaker in the first place:

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