Available jersey numbers for Bruno Fernandes at Man United
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Available jersey numbers for Bruno Fernandes at Man United

According to sources like Fabrizio Romano and The Athletic, Bruno Fernandes to Man United is a done deal, subject to a medical.

This comes after it was reported that the Red Devils increased their offer to Sporting for Fernandes twice in the past 24 hours, the second for a deal worth €80m (£67.76m) – a figure which was finally accepted by the Primeira Liga giants.

There are other add-ons to this deal, but after weeks of negotiations, Ed Woodward has finally reached an agreement with Sporting’s director Hugo Viana.

This morning, Fernandes’ close friend Carolina Deslandes posted a picture of them together on her Instagram account with an airplane emoji, maybe suggesting that the midfielder – a prolific goalscorer from midfield – is en route to England.

Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News states Fernandes will select from six squad numbers at Old Trafford. The midfielder wears the No 8 shirt at Sporting, but that is occupied by Juan Mata – meaning there are six options for which he can select.

As per the paper, Fernandes will choose from the following shirt (last occupant in brackets)

  • 7 (Alexis Sanchez)
  • 11 (Anthony Martial)
  • 12 (Chris Smalling)
  • 18 (Ashley Young)
  • 19 (Marcus Rashford)
  • 25 (Antonio Valencia)

It is likely that United will get this deal over the line by Friday, deadline day.