Bruno Fernandes will reportedly ignore the interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid to sign a five-year deal with Manchester United.
According to an exclusive report from The Sun, Bruno Fernandes is firmly committed to Manchester United and has no interest in leaving Old Trafford. As a result, the Portuguese international is ready to sign a new five-year contract with the Red Devils, who reject interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid in the process.
Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020 and has since been the Red Devils’ talisman. After taking some time to become a key figure at Old Trafford, Premier League heavyweights are eager to hand over a new deal to the 27-year-old, who has 44 goals and 26 assists in 85 games for the club.
However, the Portuguese international has attracted interest from two of the biggest clubs in Europe, with Barcelona and Real Madrid eager to sign him. However, Bruno Fernandes has no interest in joining any of the clubs and is firmly committed to Manchester United.
The interest from Barcelona is understandable, considering people like Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Pedri bear almost all the responsibility of the midfield unit. As a result, it has become imperative for Blaugrana to sign a creative midfielder, with Dani Olmo one of their goals.
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To that end, Bruno Fernandes would have been a viable target for Barcelona, who could have landed the Manchester United midfielder. Real Madrid, on the other hand, could well have seen Bruno Fernandes due to the fact that Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are both on the wrong side of 30.
Modric is in fact in the final stages 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 strongly linked with Paul Pogba. And as it turns out, Pogba’s Manchester United team-mate Bruno Fernandes was also on their radar.
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However, neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid will be able to land the 27-year-old, who is set to sign a new five-year contract with Manchester United worth £ 250,000 a week. In fact, the official announcement could happen in a few weeks. As for Barcelona and Real Madrid, they must now turn their attention elsewhere in search of a creative reinforcement.