Portuguese midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes is currently representing his national team Portugal in the ongoing international break. Bruno and Co are now gearing up to face Iceland next in the Group J fixture of the European qualification for EURO 2024.
Despite being away from club duties, the Manchester United captain shared his thoughts on the club’s next targeted Benfica talent and his future at Old Trafford, amid ongoing interest and offers from the Saudi Pro League.
Bruno Fernandes shares candid thoughts on Joao Neves transfer
Manchester United is considering reinforcements to strengthen the depleted midfield, particularly after losing Casemiro to a hamstring injury that sidelines him until next year. In the Premier League, the Red Devils currently stand in 6th position on the league table with 7 wins and 5 defeats, accumulating 21 points so far this season.
The Premier League side is being linked to the 2004-born Portuguese sensation João Neves. The 19-year-old midfielder is a product of Benfica’s youth system who rose through the ranks to break into the Benfica first team earlier this year, making 18 appearances in all competitions. Neves has even managed to contribute with one goal and one assist.
The teenage talent primarily plays as a defensive midfielder. Recently, Manchester United sent scouts to watch him play against Sporting CP as they consider him a suitable option under Eric ten Hag. Additionally, Red Devils’ Captain Bruno Fernandes expressed his desire to have João Neves at Old Trafford in a post-match interview.
He said, “I would love to have him at United, he has top quality! But it’s João choice. He’s a great player but it depends on the coach’s ideas! He will have a great future, in the United or somewhere else.” Whether fans will see the United captain team up with his compatriot in the coming window, remains to be seen.
Bruno Fernandes talks on Saudi Clubs offers
In the summer, Saudi Pro League clubs have attracted several Premier League stars to the Middle East with lucrative offers. There is a growing interest from Saudi clubs to make Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro their next potential targets.
Fernandes also spoke about the offers from Saudi Arabian clubs during the interview.
“I’m happy where I am, I’m focused on Man United. I don’t look at rumors, and I also don’t pay attention to them. Today, it’s very easy to spread rumors in the press. I prefer to concentrate on my goals,” he said.
The midfielder emphasizes that he is fully focused on the Red Devils and is paying no attention to rumors. Manchester United fans can rest assured that their Portuguese talisman will not be leaving them anytime soon.