So the Bruno Fernandes transfer saga takes a fresh twist. The Portugal international has been the subject of intense transfer scrutiny during the summer window, and often with conflicting reports over whether he even is a Manchester United target.
Certain reports in recent weeks had claimed that the Red Devils were interested in signing the Sporting Lisbon midfielder, but it now appears the Manchester side could be eclipsed by a team they are all too familiar with.
According to Portuguese publication O Jogo, United’s Premier League rivals Tottenham are in the race to sign Fernandes this summer with just a week left in the transfer window.
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After hearing the news that a swoop for the 24-year-old could seemingly be hijacked by the north London side, United fans took to Twitter to voice their frustrations about the update.
Many Red Devils supporters revealed that the club would have to take a “monumental L” were Fernandes to end up joining Spurs, and criticised Ed Woodward for seemingly failing to get a deal done.
Indeed, some even suggested that the club would be “finito” if a worst-case scenario panned out whereby the club missed out on their prime transfer targets.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Its not like some us didnt know that Ed will eventually mess up . We Knew it will end up like this.
— Hypocrites FC Hunter (@UnderConstruc11) August 1, 2019
United would have to accept a monumental L if that happened.
Spurs with a midfield of Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes and Ndombele….. that’s some trio. https://t.co/vkEBtcTH9e
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) August 1, 2019
Dybala turns us down, Maguire stays at Leicester, Spurs sign Fernandes and Lukaku stays.
Manchester United is finito.
— (@MauricioSZN_) August 1, 2019
This is classic Ed Woodward though. He thinks he’s got more pull than he does. Has the Bruno deal close, but not quite there and tries to sign a big name that doesn’t want to come only to lose the 2 players we could’ve gotten.
— Cole (@Hunt4Cole) August 1, 2019
Ed Woodward is doing his best to turn us into banter club
— Ross Davies???? (@WelshLeafsFan) August 1, 2019
Me watching Bruno Fernandes slowly drift away from Manchester United his name makes me feel sick ive seen it that many times. pic.twitter.com/j3JsFOsQST
— RedJonsey (@RedJonsey10) August 1, 2019
— Shreenidhi Kulkarni (@IndianUnitedfan) August 1, 2019
Man United are just disgusting. I am fed up with this mediocrity. The richest club in England can’t complete a transfer deal over three months is an indictment and shows why people should stop spending money with them until they change. They won’t be getting a dime more from me
— Martino the great. (@andremartino325) August 1, 2019