Bruno Fernandes has been heavily linked with Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes has talked up a ‘dream’ move to the Premier League amid speculation that Manchester United are interested in signing him this summer.
Fernandes had an exceptional season for Sporting, notching up 20 goals and 13 assists in the Primeira Liga, and clubs from around Europe are lining up offers for the 24-year-old.
Chelsea, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs have all been linked with Fernandes in recent weeks and Sporting have responded by slapping a £60 million price tag on the sought-after Portugal international.
Though Fernandes insists that he’s committed to Sporting for the time being, the free-scoring midfielder is open to the prospect of plying his trade in England next season.
‘I always said that I came back to Sporting because they have ambitions like the ones I have,’ he told Diario de Noticias.
‘I said that I would leave Sporting once my ambitions were greater than those of the club, but they are not at the moment. The ambition to be national champion is still here and so I have no reason to leave.
‘Obviously if an irrefutable proposal for me arrives, and it’s good for the club, let’s get together and decide together.
Fernandes scored 20 league goals for Sporting this season (Picture: Getty)‘I always said that I was an ambitious player and from a very early age I have had a dream of playing in England, where you can live pure football without big controversy, without big cases.
‘Now, any of the other leagues, Germany, Spain and Italy are also very good and ambitious.
‘But as I said I’m good at Sporting and now I’m focused on the cup.
‘Then I want to make a good pre-season and if anything comes up I’m available to do what is best for the club.’
Solskjaer wants to overhaul his squad this summer (Picture: Getty)Fernandes recently revealed that he had turned down a Premier League move last summer as he wasn’t prepared for the high number of matches.
‘Last year I received approaches, mainly from England and also from Spain, but I did not feel prepared to go,’ he told Sport TV last month.
‘Not because of difficulty, but for the high number of games in England.
‘My debut season at Sporting was the first time I played so many games, I thought I needed one more season with that kind of regularity.
‘Now I feel prepared for this requirement if I ever have to play in England or a team in Spain.’
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