United bags most expensive winter transfer
England’s record champions Manchester United have signed midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
The 25-year-old moves from Portuguese Cup winner Sporting from Lisbon to the team of team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Only the medical check is still pending, according to a club announcement by United. Fernandes is to sign a four and a half year contract until June 30, 2024.
The Red Devils will pay 55 million euros for the 19-time international, the amount may rise to 80 million euros through bonus payments.
Fernandes is thus not only the most expensive winter transfer in Europe’s top leagues 2019/2020 to date, but also Sporting’s club-internal record retirement.