The Evening Standard reported this week that Manchester United are determined to act quickly to sign Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix.
Benfica’s Felix has been dubbed the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’, while Sporting’s Fernandes is a goalscoring midfielder.
It is claimed the two deals could cost United £150 million combined, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to get the deals done quickly.
Now we are excited. These are exactly the type of moves United should be looking to complete as part of a club revamp.
Felix, 19, and Fernandes, 24, would dramatically improve United’s forward and midfield options.
Fernandes has scored 24 goals and provided 13 assists. His arrival would usurp Jesse Lingard from United’s starting line up.
Felix has 17 goals and eight assists, and it’s understandable United see him as a key addition.
He would replace Romelu Lukaku and compete with Marcus Rashford for a place up front.
These are the types of progressive moves United need to make, and can attract even more talent to Old Trafford.
The fees are eye watering, but United don’t do business on the cheap nowadays.
If we are going to spend big money, we might as well spend it well, and Fernandes and Felix would be a big step forward.