Solskjare announces ‘there is money to spend’ with Manchester United to welcome £55 million Fernandes signing?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted there is money to spend as Manchester United close in on a deal for Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes had an amazing season last year for the Portuguese side and created or assisted in over 50-goals, alerting a number of clubs to his ever-growing potential and rumours that he was all set for a big summer move to the Premier League.
Spurs were interested in a summer deal, but decided not to make a move for the midfielder as they believed that they had enough quality to cope this season, meaning that the likes of United showed an interest in the Portuguese star.
Reports on the Daily Express website has claimed that Fernandes is in town to complete his £55 million move to Old Trafford., with other reports suggesting that he will sign a massive five-year deal with the club.
But A deal is highly unlikely to happen before Friday, with Sporting keen for Fernandes to play against Benfica, and Solskjaer offered no update on United’s pursuit. Asked about the talks for Fernandes, Solskjaer said at a press conference on Tuesday morning: ‘I’ve got no transfer updates, so no. If we get something that we can tell you about we will but I’ve got no news now.
He continued: ‘For me, the most important thing is that we get the results we want, that we get the performances on the pitch. That’s my focus, that’s got to be my focus.
‘But I know that I – or we – have got the resources, we’ve got the backing if we need to go into the transfer market for example. We are still up there [in the Deloitte money league], so we’re still in a good place.’
Fernandes is a very gifted player and his goals, assists and ability are clear for all to see, so it is a massive surprise that he has not signed for a big club and United cant miss out on his signature.
So the Red Devils need to pull their fingers out their arses and get some transfer deals done, as this squad is n ot good enough to get back inside the top four spots this season, and then push on to challenge for some titles next year.
They need around £200-300 million worth of investment in the squad over the next few transfer windows.
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