Manchester United have reportedly pulled out of the race for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff amid their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes
Manchester United have put their interest in Sean Longstaff on hold, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to wrap up a deal to bring Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford as soon as possible.
Red Devils were pushing hard for the highly-rated Magpies midfielder during the summer transfer window but failed to overcome Newcastle’s staggering £50million valuation.
Now, as reported by the Daily Express, the Premier League giants have switched their attention towards the in-demand Sporting Lisbon playmaker, who Solskjaer holds in high esteem.
The Norwegian manager has personally requested the signing of Fernandes, who has established himself as one of the most prolific midfielders in Europe.
After racking up 32 goals and 18 assists last season, the 25-year-old has already gobbled 13 goals and 13 assists in all competitions this term.
Fernandes is now one step away from swapping Primeira Liga for England’s top tier, according to reports from England, which means Longstaff will have to wait to complete a move to Old Trafford.
As things stand, United have managed to beat fierce cross-town rivals Manchester City to Fernandes’ signature, with the Citizens also credited with an interest in the Portugal international.