Real Madrid and Barcelona monitoring Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes And Cristiano Ronaldo !
Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes is repo’rtedly being monit’ored by Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barsa, in a shock develop’ment at Old Trafford. The Portug’uese has been hugely influen’tial since his 2020 move, although the arrival of compatriot Ronaldo is set to shake up the existing bala’nce of power under Ole Gunn’ar Solsk’jaer.
At pres’ent, Ferna’ndes’ future with the Red Devils is fairly secure given his cont’ract ru’ns until 2025.
Howe’ver, The Sun state that he is in the midst of negoti’ating a new deal worth £250,000-a-week, which woul’d put him up there with the rest of the club’s high ear’ners.
After Ronal’do was lured to Old Traffor’d with the promise of almo’st double that am’ount, other memb’ers of the squ’ad may begin to question whether they are being paid their w’orth’.
Even if Ferna’ndes does sign on the dotted line of such a lucra’tive new deal, it would still leave him behind the likes of Jadon Sancho, David De Gea, Raph’ael Vara’ne and Paul Pogba.
As contr’act nego’tiations are ‘often a tense affair which can ruin relations’hips between players and clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona are suppo’sedly keeping tabs on the situation.
In the wake of a humi’liating 2021 which saw them lose Lionel Messi, Barca could enter the race for more ambiti’ous targets next summer.
Los Blan’cos could join them having sold off the likes of Varane and Martin Odeg’aard, which could leave room for Ferna’ndes to join alongs’ide their prime target, Kylian Mbappe.
Much of whet’her Ferna’ndes is excited by the Spanish sides’ propos’ition boils dow’n to how he gels with Ronaldo.
For the Portug’uese natio’nal team, Fernandes often fails to have the same impact while playing in Ronaldo’s shad’ow.
During Euro 2020 in which they crashed out in the round of 16, the 27-year-old was dro’pped in favour of the indust’rious Rena’to Sanches, while for United he has always been consid’ered un-dro’ppable.
Ferna’ndes would hope to have answer’ed many of those questions by getting himself on the scoresheet during Ron’aldo’s debut against Newc’astle.
How’ever, it took a 25-yard screa’mer to make that hap’pen, the kind of effort which he will not be able to prod’uce week after week .
Solskjaer’s United side are in transfor’mation, and the days since every single attack went through Fernan’des shortly after his ar’rival are now in the past.
With Rona’ldo up top, Sancho on the wing and Pogba in scintillating form, others are h’ungry to get on the ball and Fernan’des may have to adapt his game.’
If the mood turns sour due to his inabi’lity to do so, or because of unsucc’essful contract talks, both Barsa and Real Madrid could be waiting to pou’nce.