Solskjaer can wrap up deal for 50-goal attacker as Man United target wants January move
Reports have claimed Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes is eyeing up a January move away from Sporting Lisbon in January.
United were linked with a whole bunch of players this transfer window as many fans wanted to see some big-time players arrive to help the club get back to the very top of the game. But despite all the transfer speculation, United only saw three new faces arrive.
Defender Harry Maguire was signed from Leicester, Daniel James was brought in to add some pace on the wings and Aaron Wan-Bassika was acquired to fill the void which has been left by long-time servant Antonio Valencia, in a quite disappointing window for United.
But one player that was linked with a move to Old Trafford was that of Fernandes, the Portuguese midfielder that attracted all sorts of interest from Europes top clubs after scoring and assisting over fifty goals last season.
It was believed that United were prepared to pay the £70 million it would have taken to bring him to the Premier League this summer, and despite having the money to complete a transfer deal, the Reds could simply not get the deal done by August 8th and they have missed out on the attacker.
However, O Jogo have claimed that Fernandes will try and force through a move during the January transfer window as he is keen to join a big club and test himself at the very highest level of the game, meaning United can reignite their interest in the midfielder.
Fernandes is a man that would have added goals to this United side that is lacking in bi-time players and although the midfielder is not the big-time signing that most fans wanted to see, he would have been a fantastic signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make.
So it is a big shame that the Red Devils were unable to complete a deal for the man, but they should make a move in the January transfer window if he does want a move, as he could be a fantastic signing for the club.