The football season is drawing ever closer to its conclusion and whilst the action is starting to dry up on the pitch, it's going to only increase off it. The transfer window is set to open around the world over the next few weeks and if last summer is anything to go by, we're going to see some outrageous sums of money thrown around.
Last year we saw clubs from all over the globe smash their transfer records and spend mega sums to compete for the new campaign, each to varying degrees of success. With the money and unbelievable amount of pressure on football clubs these days, it's imperative that they make the right signings but we are seeing more & more sides held to ransom when trying to do business.
One club thats phone will be ringing a lot this summer will be Sporting Lisbon, who have one of the markets hottest properties on their hands in Bruno Fernandes. The 24 year-old is in his second season in the capital and he's been an absolute revelation since arriving from Sampdoria for just £7m in 2017 - netting a staggering 47 goals in the process.
Goalscoring midfielders are one of the toughest commodities to find in the game and in Fernandes, Sporting have one of the best in the business. His driving runs from midfield make him a nightmare to pick up for opposition defenders and his impressive consistency hasn't gone unnoticed around the continent.
Clubs from Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League, which includes both Manchester clubs, have been strongly linked with a huge bid for the Portugal international and he's expected to cost upwards of £55m - big money. But who is Fernandes and is he as good as the hype suggests? We've taken a look at the 24 year-olds career so far and given our verdict.