Bruno Fernandes set to double his money but Man Utd reject one demand
Bruno Fernandes is on the brink of signing a new contract at Manchester United worth £200,000 per week.
A deal is close after Fernandes’ agent Miguel Pinto flew in for further talks this week.
But they were keen to reward the attacking midfielder for his stunning form since signing from Sporting CP, and ensure he was properly recognised in the club’s wage structure.
However, the report states United immediately rejected a request from Pinto to have a buyout clause inserted into Fernandes’ fresh contract.
A new deal for Fernandes, who was way down the list of top Man Utd earners, has long been expected.
The agreement is now expected to be finalised before he plays at Euro 2020.
His adviser was reportedly eager to learn more about the club’s transfer targets.
And Fernandes – who will bid for his first Man Utd trophy next week in the Europa League final – is convinced the club are on the right path under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with them being certain to finish second in the Premier League.
Bruno brilliant at Man Utd
Fernandes has had an outstanding first 18 months with Manchester United.
He was recently voted as the fans’ Player of the Year for a second straight campaign.
This season he has scored 28 goas and added 18 assists in 57 Man Utd matches.
That came after his arrival helped spur United to a third-place Premier League finish last year with the playmaker having a huge immediate impact.
Fernandes is undroppable for Solskjaer and hates being rested due to his love for the game, despite concerns over his heavy workload.
Fernandes: Club stats in 2020/21
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Fernandes says silverware is the next step for him at Man Utd.
He said: “My priority today is to win trophies.
“Collective titles are more important than individual titles and we are working on that here.
“I think the club has improved a lot since I arrived here.
“It is in a growth phase and the players are getting more and more the mentality that you should have in a club like Manchester United, which wants to win titles and more titles.
“That’s what we’re here for. I feel like I’m part of that and I’m here to help the club evolve.”
Man Utd finish their Premier League season at Wolves on Sunday.