Done Deal: Manchester United unveils the signing of Bruno Fernandes in a deal worth £68m
Manchester United unveiled the signing of Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes on Thursday evening from Sporting Lisbon in a £68m deal.
Fernandes, Sporting Lisbon’s former captain, has now put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal at Old Trafford with an option for a further year after passing a medical.
Fernandes, who was at United’s AON Training Complex said to Manutd.com:
‘My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play and ever since then I have been a big fan of this great club.
‘For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible, I have worked hard to get to this moment and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies.
‘I want to thank Sporting for everything they have done for me. It is surreal to hear the nice words that have been said about me from players that used to play for this team.
‘A massive thank you to Ole and everyone at Manchester United for the trust they have shown in me and I can’t wait to start to repay that on the pitch.’
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer speaking to Manutd.com said;
‘We have been tracking Bruno for many months and everyone here has been tremendously impressed with all his attributes and what he will bring to this team.
‘Most importantly he is a terrific human being with a great personality and his leadership qualities are clear for all to see. Bruno’s goals and assists stats speak for themselves, he will be a fantastic addition to our team and he will help us push on in the second part of the season.
‘The winter break is coming at a perfect time for us to integrate Bruno into the squad and for him to get to know his team-mates.’
The 25-year-old midfielder could be available to make his debut against Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday..