Manchester United transfer target Bruno Fernandes has dropped a big hint he is leaving Sporting.
Fernandes posted a message on Instagram late on Monday night which looked very much like a goodbye.
The full translated message read: “An unforgettable time! The achievements in the cup of the league and in the cup of Portugal at collective level, crowned with a personal record! UEFA’s top scorer in recent years 🙏🏼 Thank you all for your contribution. Without you this would not be possible.”
He then posted an image to his Instagram story page on an aeroplane with his family. Destination unknown.
Is he off to United?
United have been cast as front runners to sign Fernandes for several weeks.
Ed Woodward has been dragging his heels, with United’s window moving at a frustrating slow pace despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s desire to get deals done before the start of July.
The Telegraph reported earlier today that Fernandes is the deal United boss Solskjaer most wants to conclude once the Aaron Wan-Bissaka saga is over.
We can’t be certain, and perhaps Fernandes is just saying thank you. But it sure reads like it could be a goodbye message.