Man United transfer chief John Murtough is working on a task board to determine the most important ‘priority.’
For nearly a year, Manchester United has been working on a deal.
Many assumed Manchester United would be pleased with their business after adding Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, and Jadon Sancho over the summer. However, it has been discovered that the Red Devils have a slew of agreements that need to be completed as soon as possible.
The arrival of a trio of high-caliber players has instilled confidence in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, and there is a sense that the club may have what it takes to mount a credible title challenge.
The Old Trafford club has suffered for depth in previous seasons, but there appears to be enough cover in practically all parts of the pitch this season, and while injuries would harm them, they shouldn’t derail their title ambitions too much.
However, attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes is an indispensable member of the United squad.
The Portuguese playmaker signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the club in 2020, but they have made it a priority to get him a new and improved contract to ward off any potential interest from other big clubs.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, United’s transfer head John Murtough and board have been working on extending Fernandes’ contract since July, but are currently in talks with the former Sporting captain on salary and the length of the new contract.
Since arriving in Manchester, the 27-year-old has 22 goals and 13 assists in 44 league appearances, establishing himself as one of the league’s top players.
The Portugal international has drawn comparisons to Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne for how well he has adjusted to life in the Premier League.
Since his arrival in England, Fernandes has won the Premier League Player of the Month award four times and was also named to the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, which pleased the United fans.
Despite already being a fan favorite at the Theatre of Dreams, Fernandes has risen even higher in United fans’ estimations as a result of recent reports.
The Sun reports that the no.18 has made contact with Leeds winger Raphinha in an attempt to persuade him to leave Elland Road and join him. “Brinkwire News Summary.”