Bruno Fernandes is reportedly set to ignore Barcelona and Real Madrid’s interest in signing a five-year deal with Manchester United.
According to an exclusive report from The Sun, Bruno Fernandes is firmly attached to Manchester United and has no interest in leaving Old Trafford. As a result, the Portugal international is expected to sign a new five-year contract with the Red Devils, pushing aside interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020 and has been the Red Devils talisman ever since. Having taken little time to become a key Old Trafford figure, the Premier League heavyweights are eager to sign a new contract with the 27-year-old, who has 44 goals and 26 assists in 85 appearances for the club.
The Portugal international, however, has sparked interest from two of Europe’s biggest clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid, wanting to sign him. However, Bruno Fernandes has no interest in joining either club and is firmly committed to Manchester United.
Barcelona’s interest is understandable, given that Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Pedri take almost all of the responsibility in the midfield unit. As a result, it has become imperative for the Blaugrana to sign a creative midfielder, with Dani Olmo one of their targets.
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To that end, Bruno Fernandes would have been a viable target for Barcelona, ââwho could have landed the Manchester United midfielder. Real Madrid, on the other hand, could well have been eyeing Bruno Fernandes as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are both on the wrong side of the 30s.
Modric is, in fact, in the final phase of his career, which means that a succession plan must be established, despite the arrival of Eduardo Camavinga. As a result, Real Madrid have been heavily linked with Paul Pogba. And as it turns out now, Pogba’s Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes was on their radar as well.
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However, neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid will be able to land the 27-year-old, who is expected to sign a new five-year contract with Manchester United worth Â£ 250,000 a week. In fact, the official announcement could be made in a few weeks. As for Barcelona and Real Madrid, they must now turn their attention elsewhere in search of a creative reinforcement.