English Premiership

'I will give everything for the badge', says new United recruit Fernandes

2020-01-31 08:41
Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United's latest signing, Bruno Fernandes, has assured fans that he is highly motivated to give "everything" for the club.

The Red Devils have been planning to sign Fernandes for the last 12 months and the two clubs finally agree on a deal on Wednesday.

Fernandes has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal at the Theatre of Dreams, with United paying £47 million for his services.

Add-ons may see the deal increase to £67.7 million and his transfer is now the biggest to go through in the current January transfer window.

Fernandes is the latest player to make the move from Sporting to Old Trafford, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Marcos Rojo all doing so in the past.

"My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play and ever since then I have been a big fan of this great club," he told the club's official website.

"I have worked hard to get to this moment, and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies.

"I want to thank Sporting for everything they have done for me. It is surreal to hear the nice words that have been said about me from players that used to play for this team."

The Maia-born playmaker only joined Sporting in 2018 from Sampdoria but he leaves Portugal with a superb record. He scored 64 goals in 137 appearances although he was unable to win the league during his spell in Portugal.

Fernandes joins United just a day before the end of the transfer window and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping he can help the club finish in the top four this season.

United are six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea as they prepare to host Wolves on Saturday evening.

Kick-off is at 19:30 (SA time).

- TeamTalk Media


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