Liverpool have made a last-ditch attempt to try and sign Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes before Manchester United clinch his signing, according to journalist Pietro Balzano Prota via his personal Twitter account.
United were thought to be very close to agreeing a deal for Fernandes’ signature, yet Liverpool have attempted to derail the Portugal international’s move to Old Trafford with an approach of their own.
Prota also claims that the 24-year-old has “been dreaming” about a transfer to the Premier League since his childhood, so a move to arguably the two biggest clubs in the country would surely prove enticing.
It has previously been reported that Fernandes has an €100m release clause inserted in his contract, although Sporting are thought to be holding out for a fee closer to €70m.
In his personal blog, De Caideirinha (quoted by Record), Fernandes admitted that he “likes Liverpool a lot”, particularly due to the intensity of their play style; this would suggest the midfielder would certainly be interested in a move to Anfield.
With 32 goals and 18 assists for Sporting last season, Fernandes would be an exciting signing that would add real attacking drive and creativity to Klopp’s midfield.
Whether it’s Liverpool or United, Fernandes seems destined for the Premier League.