Manchester United are on the verge of signing Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon after what has been a long year of rumours and dreaming for United fans. In truth, the Fernandes saga was beginning to look very Wesley Sneijder-esque, however, the deal is set to be concluded after Sporting Lisbon host Benfica this Friday, according to respected Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes.
It is no surprise that Sporting want to keep hold of Fernandes for the Benfica clash, as he remains their most valuable asset and already boasts an almighty 15 goals in 25 games for his club. This sensational record from midfield is matched with his creativity in 13 assists and respectable leadership qualities, as he dons the club's armband.
In truth, there are not many better goalscoring midfielders around Europe right now, considering he also bagged 20 league goals and 13 assists last season and 11 goals and 10 assists in Liga NOS the season prior.