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Man Utd In Pole Position To Sign Bruno Fernandes

Timothy Aiyeku

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Bruno Fernandes

Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly the favourites to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes this summer.

The Portuguese international star is expected to leave Sporting Lisbon after a superb season.

According to the Daily Record, the Red Devils are in pole position to sign him ahead of other interested teams.

Manchester United want to sign a new midfielder this summer and Bruno Fernandes has been identified as the right man for the job.

Apart from three-time European champions Manchester United, other Premier League clubs like reigning European champions Liverpool, Europa League champions Chelsea, Premier League champions Manchester City and Beaten Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur have all been touted as possible transfer destinations for the goalscoring midfielder.

Bruno Fernandes scored 32 goals and also provided 18 assists for Sporting Lisbon in 53 games in all competitions during the just concluded season.

The Portuguese international scored 20 goals and also provided 13 assists for his club in the league over the 33 appearances he made last season.

His form helped Sporting Lisbon win the Portuguese Cup at the expense of rivals FC Porto.

Bruno Fernandes and Sporting Lisbon won the Portuguese Cup title via penalties after the two teams had played out a 2-2 draw.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.