Bruno Fernandes is one of the most exciting names linked with signing for Manchester United this summer.
The attacking midfielder scored 28 goals this season and provided 14 assists, quite staggering numbers.
This has led to inflated transfer fees being discussed. Portuguese newspaper A Bola report United want Fernandes are willing to pay up to 80 million Euros (£72m) to seal a deal.
Fernandes has been the subject of high praise from none other than former United boss Jose Mourinho this week.
Mourinho was quoted by the MEN, citing Eleven Sports: “I was surprised by the season of Bruno Fernandes. It was easy to predict quality, he is a very good player, but scored a very high number of goals for a midfield player.
“It shows that you need to have instinct and qualities to score and he has it all. He strikes the ball well, heads well, cool when he is one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He finds space in the penalty area. It’s all there.”
City are reportedly interested too, which is a worrying thought of his goalscoring being added to their prolific attack.
United need the Sporting star more and hopefully that will lead to the club paying a little bit extra to secure the24-year-old’s signature.
There aren’t many players with records like Fernandes around in Europe who are available.
Mourinho’s comments underline how good he is, and he would arrive at Old Trafford with a seal of approval from the former boss. It isn’t often he chimes in on potential United transfer business so it’s interesting to hear him pipe up.
Final thought: Perhaps you should have bought him last summer Jose, instead of blowing the transfer budget on Fred and being out of a job.