Bruno Fernandes is a modest person as well as being fantastic at football.

Manchester United’s newest superstar believes the club paid too much to sign him in January.

Quoted by ESPN, Fernandes said: “Never were the values so high as now.

“I think it’s an exaggeration. My transfer, the figure mentioned, the add-ons that could still be, the value that was paid for me was very high. Players that were bought at that value some time ago were Golden Ball winners.”

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Believe us, it’s a bargain

We broke down the details of Fernandes’ transfer to United earlier this month.

United paid £47 million up front in January and the total fee could reach £67.7 million.

 

Of these add-ons, it is most likely United end up paying around £60 million, with incentives relating to PFA Player of the Year awards and Ballon d’Or awards hard to predict, while not impossible.

The rest is based on appearances and the club’s Champions League qualification at any point in the next five seasons.

Fernandes has looked worth every penny of his fee so far. We have seen it spent in far worse ways.

United paid more for Angel di Maria and Romelu Lukaku, and both left the club with their reputations diminished. Even Paul Pogba will go down as a big spend for a player who was too inconsistent.

It’s early days, but Fernandes looks different class. His attitude has spurred on the rest of the team and even if the transfer market takes a hit with the current financial situation, his fee will look like money well spent.

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