Bruno Fernandes captains Sporting Lisbon as discussions continue over £62m Manchester United move

Bruno Fernandes captains Sporting Lisbon to get against Maritimo as discussions continue on over £62m January transfer to Manchester United

  • Bruno Fernandes captained Sporting Lisbon in their get from Maritimo
  • Cristian Borja netted late winner right after the two sides shared goalless to start with half 
  • The Portuguese midfielder is however to finalise a transfer to Manchester United 
  • The two golf equipment are assumed to be just about £10million apart in their valuations 

Bruno Fernandes led Sporting Lisbon to victory in their Primeira Liga clash at household to Maritimo as a go to Manchester United appears to have stalled.

The midfielder, who picked up a scheduling in the next fifty percent, has been the subject of sustained desire from the Previous Trafford club, but they are still to achieve the claimed £62million wished by the Portuguese facet. 

Sporting’s breakthrough arrived from Cristian Borja with 15 minutes to go and leaves the club 3rd in the table, 19 details powering runaway leaders Benfica.

Bruno Fernandes captained Sporting Lisbon against Maritimo despite his transfer status

Bruno Fernandes captained Sporting Lisbon from Maritimo irrespective of his transfer position

Fernandes challenges goalkeeper Amir Abedzadeh for the ball during the game in Lisbon

Fernandes problems goalkeeper Amir Abedzadeh for the ball all through the game in Lisbon


SPORTING: Maximiano, Ristovski, Coates, Neto, Borja, Doumbia (Cabral 71), Wendel, Camacho, Fernandes, Jese (Plata 61), Phellype (Sporar 15)

Objective: Borja 79 

BOOKED: Fernandes 

MARITIMO: Abedzadeh, Ferreira, Santos, Junior, Machado, Nanu (Mesquita 90), Vukovic, Moreno (Getterson 79), Correa, Pinho, Joel (Costa 62)

BOOKED: Machado, Santos,  

The Pink Devils are identified to incorporate the 25-12 months-previous to their midfield choices, but they have attained an deadlock and the two clubs were believed to be nearly £10million apart in their valuation of the participant. 

Though Sporting president Frederico Varandas and agent Jorge Mendes flew to Manchester on Thursday previous 7 days, a offer could not be reached and negotiations are predicted to proceed this 7 days.

In accordance to stories from Portuguese outlet Document, United are preparing to enhance their present to £46m with up to £16m to be paid in foreseeable future add-ons, making it a £62m offer in overall.

Ahead of the match, Sporting coach Jorge Silas insisted his skipper remained in a acceptable body of mind to participate in in the match..

‘Bruno seems to me effectively,’ Silas told reporters. ‘He is always in a great mood and offered to do the job, he has constantly been like this due to the fact I arrived.

‘He could even be a little a lot more anxious, but I failed to detect on the contrary, I saw him targeted on education and schooling. We discuss a ton and Bruno is a single of the players who get much more concerned. I imagine he will perform and will engage in perfectly for positive.’

The midfielder tracks back and tries to win the ball from Maritimo's Diego Moreno on Monday

The midfielder tracks again and attempts to acquire the ball from Maritimo’s Diego Moreno on Monday

Sporting boss Jorge Silas was full of praise for Fernandes' professionalism amid the move

Sporting boss Jorge Silas was comprehensive of praise for Fernandes’ professionalism amid the move