April 20, 2021

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Bruno Fernandes seeks assurances over Manchester United transfer plans before signing new contract

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Bruno Fernandes wants to know Manchester United’s ambitions before committing to a new deal (Getty)

Bruno Fernandes is seeking assurances over Manchester United’s transfer plans before signing a new contract, according to reports.

The Portugal international has made a huge impact since he joined United just over a year ago, with 35 goals and 21 assists in 63 appearances.

United are looking to reward Fernandes with a new contract and are keen for the midfielder to sign a new five-year deal worth around £200,000 a week.

But according to The Sun, Fernandes has demanded to find out what United’s intentions are in the transfer market before he commits to a new deal.

The report claims that Fernandes wants to know of United are intent on strengthening the squad in order to win the Premier League title and challenge in Europe.

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But speaking last week, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned United fans that they will not see several new signings this summer.

Bruno Fernandes has been Manchester United's key man since his arrival at Old Trafford
Bruno Fernandes has been Manchester United’s key man since his arrival at Old Trafford (Getty)

‘There’s going to be less transfers happening in the world of football with all these changes,’ said Solskjaer.

‘The pandemic is definitely affecting everyone in football, the lack of finances, it’s affected everyone.

‘All clubs in the world are going through the same situation so it’s no different for other clubs than for us.’

United are currently in the market for a new central defender and may also need to strengthen in attack if Edinson Cavani moves on at the end of the season.

Earlier this week, Cavani’s father claimed that the 34-year-old is keen to return to South America.

Cavani’s current contract with United is due to expire at the end of the season but the club have the option to extend it for another 12 months.

‘My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again,’ Luis Cavani said.

‘Edinson is going to end up playing in South America.

‘I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important.

‘Edinson had many conversations with Juan Roman Riquelme [Boca’s vice-president] and he would like to play for Boca.’

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