Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon captain Bruno Fernandes.
According to ManchesterEvening, the MEN understands United will pay Sporting €55m up front and €10m in add-ons, subject to Champions League qualification and appearances. Sporting could bank another €15m in add-ons based on individual milestones the player may accomplish at Old Trafford.
In a statement, United said: “Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes. The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.
“A further announcement will be made in due course.”
United balked at Sporting Lisbon’s €80million valuation of Fernandes nearly two weeks ago but said at the time there was a determination to get the deal done before Friday’s 11pm transfer deadline.
United were concerned about the ramifications a possible €80m Fernandes deal could have on their summer business, since they felt the Portugal international could present a benchmark issue and cause the valuations of other targets, such as James Maddison of Leicester City, to inflate.
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