Bruno Fernandes ready to quit Man Utd, as two clubs get greenlight to enter ferocious bidding war

The upcoming FA Cup final has been tipped to be the ‘swansong’ for Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United, with multiple reports claiming a damaging exit is on the cards. 

Most people agree that Fernandes, 29, is the best acquisition Manchester United has made since Ferguson. The Portuguese playmaker has a stellar record of 79 goals and 64 assists in 230 club games. He is consistently among the league leaders in the chances created category.

Nevertheless, Fernandes’ time in Manchester United has not been easy on the pitch. While the club’s success percentage in the transfer market has been alarmingly low, managers have come and gone.

 

With Sir Jim Ratcliffe at the helm, Old Trafford is entering a new chapter. Despite being a minority owner, the British millionaire has complete authority over sports, and significant change is anticipated.

The sporting director Dan Ashworth, the technical director Jason Wilcox, and the new CEO Omar Berrada have already completely reorganized United’s leadership.

However, a recent report from the Telegraph claims that Man Utd will also be making changes to their playing roster.

The Red Devils, they said, will consider offers for EVERY player they have on their roster this summer, with the exception of three. Rising young talents Rasmus Hojlund, Alejandro Garnacho, and Kobbie Mainoo have all been judged unsellable.

Superstars like Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, therefore, essentially have the freedom to go, even though United won’t stop them. Moreover, United will only grant final approval to bids that are very large.

Saudi Pro League mobilises for Fernandes 

However, according to a recent report from the Telegraph, Man Utd may soon receive high-ball offers for Fernandes.

According to them, the Saudi Pro League intends to invade Manchester United twice in search of Casemiro and Fernandes.

Fernandes’ signing was said to be the far more challenging of the two to complete.

Fernandes has a deal with United through 2026, with an additional year at the club’s discretion. However, it states that a “extraordinary offer” will be taken into account.

With fresh information, the Sun published a follow-up story in which they astonishingly suggested Fernandes would only have three games remaining in his Manchester United career (against Brighton and Newcastle in the Premier League and against Man City in the FA Cup final).

Game over for Bruno at Man Utd?

Indeed, their headline read: ‘Bruno Fernandes ready to make FA Cup final his Man Utd swansong after stunning Old Trafford chiefs with huge quit hint.’

The ‘huge exit hint’ in question relates to comments Fernandes made to DAZN Portugal a fortnight ago.

Fernandes stated on the subject of his future at Old Trafford: “Obviously, it doesn’t just depend on me, does it?

“A player always has to want to be here, but at the same time, you have to want him to stay. At the moment, I feel there’s that on both sides.

“I’m not thinking too much about the future, not least because, obviously, this season hasn’t been at the level I’d hoped for, either individually or collectively, so far.

“So, if you want me to be very honest, if I have to think about not continuing in the Premier League, it won’t be until after the Euros because nothing will be able to take my focus away from the FA Cup final and the Euros, as there’s nothing more important than that at the moment.”

But while Fernandes has admitted a decision will be made after the Euros, the Sun state Fernandes ‘is ready for the FA Cup final to be his Manchester United swansong.’

Tripling down on those claims, it’s then stated Fernandes is ‘considering a summer move.’

Salah suitor among two chasing Fernandes 

Two SPL teams in particular are anticipated to make massive bids if Fernandes does inform United that he wants to leave.

According to The Telegraph, Al-Hilal had expressed interest in the playwright in the past. They continue to be admired, but Al-Ittihad will also pose a threat.

The team that made the verbal £150 million offer for Mohamed Salah last summer was Al-Ittihad. Although there may be further attempts to sign the Liverpool winger, it seems quite likely that Salah will remain at Anfield this summer, according to sources like David Ornstein and Paul Joyce of the Times.

Thus, the funds Al-Ittihad had set aside for Salah might be directed straight into Fernandes at Old Trafford.

If they and Al-Hilal engage in a bidding war, Man Utd may well receive the type of bid that is too good to turn down.

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