Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked Manchester United excecutive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to “speed up” their efforts to sign Bruno Fernandes this summer, according to a report in Portugal.
Portuguese media outlet Record, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Reds Devils are eager to sign the Portugal international to bolster their options in attacking midfield.
The same article states that both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are frontrunners to sign Fernandes in the summer transfer window as the Premier League looks like the playmaker’s most likely destination.
According to the same story, Solskjaer has asked Woodward to secure a deal for Fernandes as soon as possible as the Manchester United manager wants the attacker at the club for pre-season training.
The report goes on to say that Sporting Lisbon’s valuation of £62m is proving a stumbling block with both Manchester United and Spurs reluctant to meet the player’s price tag.
Fernandes scored 20 times and made 13 assists in the Portuguese top flight last term to highlight the firepower that he’d bring to the Manchester United team.
The Red Devils struggled in front of goal last term after Paul Pogba top scored with 13 goals, although the majority of his haul was from the penalty spot.
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