Portugal midfielder, Bruno Fernandes may finally realise his dream of donning the Red Devils colours after representing Sporting Lisbon for the last time in the Portuguese Super Cup against FC Porto on Sunday.
Fernandes has been on the radar of Manchester United since the transfer window opened and a fee of £56million has been agreed for his signature.
The star midfielder broke down in tears after coming off the pitch at full-time. Standing in the middle of the pitch surrounded by a handful of his team-mates, he could not hide his emotions from those watching on.
There could yet be more emotion this weekend if Fernandes does indeed wear the captain’s armband on his final run-out for the Portuguese giants.
After the Valencia game, Sporting boss Keizer accepted that he is not sure what the future holds: ‘We’ll see if we can keep our players and then we’ll see what we do. I hope he [Fernandes] stays, of course, like everyone else at Sporting, but we don’t know.’
The midfielder scored 32 goals and set up a further 18 last season to draw the attention of the Old Trafford side.
Fernandes has continued to turn out for Sporting Lisbon throughout pre-season with plenty of talk over where he will play next season.