There’s not a lot of new claims about Bruno Fernandes’ future in the Portuguese media today. But just so Manchester City and Manchester United fans don’t think the story has been forgotten, let’s cover what we’ve seen.
Correio da Manhã brings an article saying the midfielder doesn’t want to rest in the league’s last fixture against Porto, even though Sporting don’t have anything to fight for.
Although manager Marcel Keizer will let some players concentrate on the cup final, Fernandes wants to play. The reason for that is he wants to improve his numbers for the season. Currently with 32 goals and 17 assists, he believes he can do better.
Correio da Manhã says Fernandes wishes to have a good ending at Sporting, as he’s wanted by Manchester City and Manchester United this summer.
Now newspaper O Jogo goes a little further. In theory, all they were doing was to show the BBC have made a big story explaining to Premier League fans who Bruno Fernandes is.
O Jogo shows some great respect for the BBC and tries to tell their readers how big a deal the rumours have been in England for the past couple of weeks.
But the newspaper also makes some claims of their own as well. They write that even though the Manchester giants fight for him, it’s City who have an advantage. The player is said to have ‘one foot’ at the Premier League champions.
It’s important to say these are not new claims. O Jogo only use these words as an introduction to the BBC story, and make it clear they’ve already said it before.