In an unexpected development, Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes has become the target of interest from the Saudi Arabian football scene. Officials from the country, having already succeeded in drawing Cristiano Ronaldo to their league, are set to engage with representatives of Fernandes regarding a potential transfer.
The Saudi Pro League has been a magnet for some of football’s most renowned stars, with the likes of Karim Benzema, Neymar, and Riyad Mahrez relocating from Europe to the gulf.
This trend of acquiring top-tier talent seems poised to continue as officials from the oil-rich nation have their sights set on further high-profile acquisitions, including Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
Fernandes, who recently netted a crucial goal for United against Fulham, is reportedly on the radar for next summer’s transfer window. This information comes courtesy of Italian journalist Rudy Galetti.
The 29-year-old midfielder, who took over as Manchester United captain this season, has had an impactful tenure at the club since his arrival in January 2020 for a fee that could reach £66 million. Over his career at Old Trafford, he has made 200 appearances and found the back of the net 67 times.
The investment group PIF, with significant investments in Saudi clubs including Al Nassr, Al Hilal, Al Ittihad, and Al Ahli, is expected to initiate discussions with Fernandes’ team to explore the possibilities of bringing him into their fold.