Head of Sporting Lisbon claims that Manchester United paid £ 16.5 million MORE for Bruno Fernandes in January than last summer after the club split up £ 68 million to finally land a long-term goal
- Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United of Sporting Lisbon for a fee of £ 67 million
- The two clubs were a lengthy battle for the player's price tag
] Sporting Lisbon's vice president believes his club has reached the better end of the deal
Sporting Lisbon Vice President Francisco Salgago Zenha has asked that his club got the best deal from the sale of midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Manchester United stood at odds with the Portuguese giants in a lengthy transfer dispute over the price tag of the highly valued midfielder.
The Red Devils finally gave in and agreed to pay Sporting a fee that could rise to £ 67m with add-ons to land the 25-year-old.
After the long discussions that led to the signing just before the deadline, Zenha said he believes he was the party to win the negotiations and that United & # 39; about the opportunities & # 39; paid.
As reported by the Mirror Zenha said: "I realized during the negotiations that Manchester United was convinced that we would admit and that he would make the deal for 50 million euros Close. Well, they finally paid 65 million.
& # 39; They were wrong and ultimately paid what we wanted. We received 20 million more than if we had sold four months ago. & # 39;
After completing his move to Old Trafford, Fernandes was immediately introduced, his debut made just two days after completing the move, playing 90 minutes in a scoreless draw with Wolves.
Fernandes signing was much expected after the conversation first started about a possible move back in the summer.
The clubs were unable to make a deal at the time, but the talks continued until January's transfer window with Manchester United and wanted to strengthen their team after a tumultuous start to their season.
It is hoped that his signing could help cause an improvement in form that could help them to challenge the Champions League places.
Club teammate Diego Dalot has said that Fernandes already fits well in the team.
He told the official website of Manchester United : & # 39; Perfect. I mean, it's like he's been here two years.
& # 39; He gets along very well with the boys, it is very good to have him here, it is very good for me, very good for the team he is a fantastic player and a fantastic person.
& # 39; So it's another one to help the team. & # 39;
Did you have enough Bruno? Fernandes returns to Portugal to see Sporting Lisbon taking on Braga just THREE days after the move of Manchester United
- The new signing of Manchester United made its debut against Wolves on Saturday
- ] A day later he was back in Portugal and saw his former side lose 1-0
- Bruno Fernandes moved to the transfer window at the end of January
- The midfielder of Portugal could not inspire the Red Devils for the victory on Saturday
Bruno Fernandes was back in Portugal and looked at his former Sporting Lisbon team on Sunday
A day later he was back in Portugal and saw his former side lose to Braga without him.
Fernandes moved to the transfer window at the end of January in a deal worth £ 68 million.
The international Portugal could not inspire the Red Devils to win a promising debut, because the clash with the Premier League ended without goals
Fernandes took an advanced central position behind center front Anthony Martial.
The United midfielder was prepared to fall deep when needed and also drove to the right to take possession or push forward.
He looked comfortable in his new environment and often came into position to shoot.
Fernandes did the simple things well too, always looking for the ball and keeping the team moving with short steps.
He also showed his eye for balls and long strides, although they did not always come off.