According to reports from the well-known Portuguese portal, SPORT TV, Bruno Fernandes is targeted by Barcelona. Portuguese media have thrown the idea that talks between the Spanish club and the midfielder could take place during this January transfer window. But Fernandes has dismissed the allegations, even "attacking" the Portuguese press ironically.
The footballer has compared the rumors with the April 1 joke, commenting on an Instagram post, which linked him to the Spanish club. Bruno stated:
"And I thought that the new year came a few days ago, but after April 1 came! Or is he just a poor journalist? ”
But SPORT TV is not the only outlet that has suggested a move by Fernandes in Spain. According to El Nacional, if Barcelona fail to bring Erling Haaland to the Camp Nou next summer, then Bruno will automatically return to the Catalans' number one target. So despite the denial of the accusations by the United midfielder, it seems that the interest of President Laporta is real.
But what is the current situation of Fernando in "Red Devils"? Since the triplet he scored in the opening week of Premier League, Bruno has scored only 2 goals in 16 games. Although his role is not that of goal scorer, in the last 8 appearances in the league, the player has been involved in only 1 goal.
The Portuguese joined United in the January transfer window, 2 years ago, and immediately consolidated his place as a starter in the squad. He has managed to score 45 goals and 34 assists since transferring to England, but lately things have become more difficult for Bruno. This has to do with the general form of the team, which despite the arrival of coach Rangnick, seems to suffer the same problems.
United are currently 7th in the Premier League standings, 4 points below a place that qualifies them for the Champions League.