The impact Bruno Fernandes has had at Manchester United since his arrival in January 2020 is not unknown. He split into a team struggling to finish in the top four and turned them into title contenders. And no matter what your opinion of him as a player, you can not deny that he is as effective as they come.
Of course, this is not the first time that the Red Devils have managed a deal with Sporting Lisboa. You may have heard of a player named Cristiano Ronaldo. Nani and Marcos Rojo were also signed by the Portuguese team.
And it seems that they are trying to repeat the trick, this time by attacking a player who has been described as the “next Bruno Fernandes”.
Pedro Goncalves has taken Portuguese football by storm this year. The 22-year-old has scored 14 goals and provided 2 assists from the right in 15 nos League games, with Sporting Lisbon with a 5-point lead at the top of the table.
Manchester United could struggle to sign Goncalves
Goncalves has perfectly filled the void left by Fernandes ‘ departure, which is clearly not easy to do. He is clearly a very different player, his strong point being to find the back of the net and does not possess the creativity of the Manchester United superstar. But like Bruno, its impact cannot be denied.
However, it will not be easy for Manchester United to sign him. They reportedly made a formal investigation for him in January, which was rejected. And now it seems that the Portuguese team is also ready to retain the 22-year-old for next season, as Sport Witness reported.
In this case, the Red Devils may have to go out and pay their release clause of 60 million euros if they still want to sign it. But it will be a considerable sum to pay for a young player, especially in the current market