The transfer saga which has dominated Manchester United’s January window looks to be at an end.

United have confirmed on their official website that they have agreed a deal to sign Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting.

A statement on the club website said: “Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes.

“The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course.”

United announcing the deal on their official website indicates the medical and agreeing personal terms will be a formality and Fernandes will soon pull on the famous red shirt.

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Diogo Dalot has already taken to Twitter to react to the news that his countryman will join him at Old Trafford.

United went into the transfer window in dire need of midfield reinforcements following the injuries suffered by Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba.

Perhaps some fans will dwell on the fact Ed Woodward allowed negotiations to drag on for weeks without getting a reduction on the asking price.

But United have signed an elite, international operator who has 13 goals and ten assists for Sporting this season.

Last term was even better, with 32 goals and 18 assists, which would be ludicrous numbers for a striker, let alone a midfielder.

Fernandes looks set to elevate a United midfield which has stagnated for far too long and should give an increasingly divided club a lift.

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