Bruno Fernandes rubbishes Saudi links amid emerging interest

Bruno Fernandes has been linked with move away from Manchester United in recent weeks, with Saudi Pro League clubs keen.

Bruno Fernandes has established himself as an indispensable asset for Manchester United since arriving from Sporting CP. But recent reports claimed that clubs from Saudi Arabia are keen on signing him. In recent comments via 90min, the Portuguese international confirmed that he was committed to Manchester United despite rumours linking him with a move to Saudi Arabia.

“Being coveted is always good, regardless of the league and the club,” he told a press conference before continuing, “But my focus is on the national team and Manchester United, I’m happy where I am. In the national team, we are in a very good moment. At Manchester United, we didn’t start the way we wanted, but I don’t think about the long term.”

“I don’t look much at market rumours, they’re things I’ve never wanted to see. Until the moment something concrete comes to me, I don’t care what I see. It’s very easy for rumours to spread in the press. I prefer to be focused on my goals.”

The revelation will certainly come as a major boost for Manchester United and the fans will be delighted to know that the Portuguese international is committed to the cause at Old Trafford. Apparently, Saudi Arabian clubs are lining up a big money move for the playmaker, and they could submit offers of around €100 million.

It will be interesting to see if they decide to test the waters with a lucrative bid in the coming months. It is fair to assume that Manchester United will not sanction his departure midway through the season. So, any potential move might have to wait until the summer transfer window.

Bruno Fernandes played a massive role as United finished second in the league last season (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Red Devils have had a mediocre campaign by their standards, and they will be hoping to bounce back strongly and secure Champions League qualification. They will hope to challenge for major trophies in the coming seasons as well.

Manchester United need to hold onto their best players, and for that to happen, Bruno Fernandes is certainly one of the best performers at the club. His departure would weaken the squad severely. Manchester United are already lacking in quality when it comes to their midfield and they cannot afford to sell one of their best performers right now.

It will be interesting to see how the situation develops over the next few weeks. The Red Devils will need his goalscoring ability and creativity in the final third as they look to bounce back strongly and finish in the top four this season.

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