Manchester United are set to reward Bruno Fernandes with a new contract barely a year after he joined the club.
They are keen to dissuade potential suitors, including Barcelona and Real Madrid from making a bid for him and are prepared to increase his wages to £200,000 a week doubling his current money.
Since joining the Premier League side from Sporting Lisbon for £47 million last January, Fernandes has established himself as the club’s most important player, scoring 22 goals and providing 14 assists.
And his value was once again demonstrated to them on Saturday evening when he came off the bench at half-time in their Premier League match with West Ham at the London stadium and, together with Marcus Rashford, helped turn the game around, transforming a one-nil loss into an eventual 3 -1 win.
The 26-yeaar old is currently 11 months into a four and a half-year deal, with United having the option of another year, as they do with most players.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.