Bruno Fernandes | United not interested due to doubts over passing ability

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    wr8_utd :'(

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    Multiples times this summer. He really should not be a Tier 1 source anymore.
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    fps Full Member

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    :lol:
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    He got pretty much everything he said for us wrong apart from Maguire which is something even Indykalia could get right. Even the links to Lukaku with Inter which broke day before, came from some other Milan based journalist and not Di Marzio. He's been awful for a lot of stuff and yet he'll keep being treated as God on here.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Shall we stop signing attacking midfielders?
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    Gandalf Full Member

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    Clearly we already have. Looking forward to January when we sign Ake and Lewis Dunk.
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    At one stage he was 25/1 to stay at Sporting, but I presumed that was when their window closed and not the English one.
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    Might have jumped the gun buddy
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    Yeah that’s what I’m thinking. Most places seem to be up until 3rd September when the other windows close.

    I can see him returning to Italy, maybe Roma or Milan, for around €45m.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    If the late bid is true we will most likely go back in for him in January.
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    Fiskey Can't stop thinking about David Nugent's hot naked

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    Bet on him to staying at Sporting with Paddypower
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    Is it settled, though? Usually it takes in the whole transfer window in Europe. I still think he’ll go somewhere.
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    w1thout New Member

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    Where does he fits in for you? if Eriksen stays you'll have him,Lo Celso and Dele as attacking midfielders. That's alot even without Bruno.
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    redshaw Full Member

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    Thank you Sport Witness. I was having Bruno withdrawal symptoms and feel a lot better now.

    Sounds like Sporting CP want too much money. ~50 mill is about right, i don't see anyone coming in at 80 but who knows, European clubs have made some big buys while PL clubs haven't.
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    OneUnited24 Full Member

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    I doubt we did. This sounds more like the agent trying to drum up interest in his client. Probably hoped by saying we were interested would spark a biding war.
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    Fiskey Can't stop thinking about David Nugent's hot naked

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    Yeah, was settled yesterday. Was on English window. Safely withdrawn.
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    beingshe7don Full Member

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    You do realize that United wanted Tielemans to wait till Pogba's situation was sorted and he didn't want to wait. Also, we were whoring ourselves to get Longstaff which made no sense at all. We wanted to save 10m by getting Longstaff for 25m and instead paid the price of not getting any midfielder at all.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    You literally have no way of knowing if any of that is remotely true.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    Eriksen is gone if not in the next few weeks defo on a free.
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    Crackers Coolest Cracker in the box Scout

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    When does he contract end? Early or late 2020?
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    Excellent. I’d have taken a bit of that too as it did seem like the hype-machine was in full effect. Although I really like the player.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    I doubt it was true, it wasn’t like Levy was keeping secrets yesterday, we were getting blow by blow accounts from journos of your business. His agent and/or club are desperate to shift him so I’m sure that was for the benefit of other foreign clubs for the next two weeks. No one reliable has picked it up.
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    What a load of shit
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    BlueHaze Full Member

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    With the season he had I'm really surprised he didn't go.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    It's standard that a contract ends on June 30th so Eriksen has less than a year left on his contract.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    I called it back in March.

    The only thing that was different from previous seasons is that the Portuguese media linked him to Tottenham at the last minute, rather than Real Madrid.
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    GloryHunter07 Full Member

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    Since when did that stop any of these idiots.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    End of the season, June, I think.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    Why is it so implausible? Just cause it’s little Tottenham?
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    No, because Bruno is an overrated player being whored around by his agent.

    The point being made is that there were never any original links to United that came from United affiliated journalist - only from Sporting mouthpieces.

    The links to Tottenham also originated from the same dodgy sources. Which makes little sense since Spurs affiliated journalists were relatively talkative about everyone other than Bruno.
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    I dont think we bid at all

    he was one of the easiest players in Europe to sign and I think 40/45m might have done it such was the noise from Portugal for him leaving

    strange - I hadn't heard of the player 12 months ago but he does look very talented the few times I've seen him play.
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    P4rthen0n New Member

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    Is Bruno overrated? I guess it depends how you look at it.
    For a 70 million euros asking price, he's obviously overrated. He's not worth that much.
    For 40 million euros in 2019's market, he's righty rated.

    He's a pretty good player, for sure a top5 player in Portugal in the past 2 seasons.


    There were links to Utd, but they backed out because of the asking price. No official bid.
    Tottenham definately made an official bid of 45 million euros to Sporting, which already triggered the 5 million clause in BF's contract (if Sporting refused an official bid of at least 35 million euros, they'd have to pay 5 million to Bruno Fernandes).

    There's a huge rivalry between Benfica and Sporting. Since João Félix was sold for 126 million euros, Sporting fans have an hard time accepting BF's sale for 40 million (even though that'd be a fair price). Sporting's president knows this, which is why he didn't take Tottenham's 45million bid.
    Now Jorge Mendes is involved so don't be surprised to see a deal completed that sends him to Monaco, Valencia or Atletico.
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    Santos J Full Member

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    Paul Hirst in The Times
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I don't believe this :lol: Passing stats is something they could have checked first before even being on any pursuit.
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    Redlips Full Member

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    Yeah, but it paints us as clueless so has to be true...or something.

    I always felt this had a clear Gaitan/Garay vibe. The daily fluctuations in news just don't correlate with realistic negotiations.
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    Rampant Red Rodriguez New Member

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    Poor man's Kdb, looses possession of the ball often. That's why the club didn't go in for him, high risk and not too good at ball retention
  37. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:02

    Red_Orchestra New Member

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    It figures why we lost interest in him. If true, I'm glad we didn't get suckered into the hype and make a panic buy. I have to watch more of him.

    It makes me wonder what United's scout report on Ndombele was.
    A midfield partnership between Ndombele and Pogba would've been absolutely beautiful to watch.

    Anyways, off to the next.
  38. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:03

    2mufc0 Full Member

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    This.

    It's not like we would go so far then be like 'oh we just checked his passing stats and don't want him now' :lol:
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    rotherham_red Full Member

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    That's the thing, though. We were never in any pursuit of him.
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    SaintMuppet New Member

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    Sources???

    I suspect this one originated up a cows back passage like 99% of everything we read.