What happens with Bruno Fernandes now Man Utd have agreed £80m transfer for Harry Maguire?


The Red Devils have waited nearly a year to sign Maguire, but it now looks as if they could be closing in on a deal.

According to The Sun, Leicester have accepted an improved offer worth £80million after accepting that the player wants to move on.

Reports claimed on Saturday night that Maguire had told Brendan Rodgers and his team-mates that he wanted out of the King Power Stadium.

United have since distanced themselves from The Sun’s report by stating a fee has not been agreed, nor is Maguire en route to Manchester to undergo a medical.

If Manchester United are to get the deal over the line for Maguire, they’re likely to begin focusing on boosting their midfield options.

It’s no secret that Bruno Fernandes has been a top target, but Ed Woodward is yet to register an official interest with Sporting Lisbon.

According to The Mirror, the potential transfer now rests firmly on whether the Primeira Liga club are willing to play ball and negotiate at a reasonable price.

United are looking to shell out around £30m for the Portuguese international, however Sporting are expected to demand closer to £60m.

That’s partly because Sporting have had to watch their rivals Benfica net a staggering £107m from the sale of Joao Felix.

The deal has encouraged them to increase their valuation of their captain, seeing as Benfica will be spending plenty of money this summer.

For Manchester United, though, there is still cash to spend even if they end up spending £80m on Maguire.

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Maguire is said to have complained to Leicester officials that he was being priced out of a move to Old Trafford.

The same could potentially happen to Fernandes unless like Maguire, he applies some pressure on the club to let him go.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends on bringing in two midfielders this summer, but a centre-back remains his priority since it’s been a problem that’s need addressing for over a year.

The Norwegian needs to replace the already departed Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera, two senior members of the squad.

United were also keen on Sean Longstaff but they have been left stunned by Newcastle’s £50m valuation of the 21-year-old.

Solskjaer expects a minimum of two more signings, that would include Maguire should he seal the reported £80m switch.



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