According to a recent print edition of Record, Real Madrid has set their sights on Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes. Los Blancos are thought to be hoping to boost their attack by signing the Portugal international next year.
Fernandes has had a successful campaign at the Theatre of Dreams after contributing several crucial performances as a major member of Erik ten Hag‘s attack. This season, the 28-year-old has three goals and three assists in 20 appearances for Manchester United in several competitions.
In the Premier League, the Portuguese playmaker has given a good account of himself, averaging 2.0 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 2.0 shots, 2.5 crucial passes, and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes. Based on his pass completion rate of 77.8% in the English top flight (data from who scored), he has also distributed the ball quite well.
Fernandes is under contract with Manchester United until the summer of 2026. As a result, if Los Blancos want to bring the Portuguese talent to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium next season, they will have to make a significant money offer.
Fernandes remains an excellent playmaker in the final third as he has got a knack for creating some promising chances for others around him in the opponent’s half. He can strike the ball with venom and precision from long range and can make some dangerous runs toward the opposition penalty box. Fernandes is primarily an attacking midfielder but can also operate as a box-to-box midfielder or as a right-sided wide player if needed.
If Carlo Ancelotti can find a way to sign Fernandes in 2023, he will undoubtedly offer more goals and inventiveness to Real Madrid’s attack. In the future seasons, he might establish a devastating attacking tandem with Vinicius Junior at Real Madrid. However, Los Blancos would need to make a substantial offer to get the brilliant attacker’s services.
Fernandes would also go a long way toward eventually replacing Luka Modric’s creativity at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. As a result, Ancelotti should prioritize bringing in the Portuguese phenomenon for next season, as he has the potential to help Los Blancos maintain their supremacy in both domestic and European football by winning even more big championships.