Real Madrid are reportedly preparing to renew their interest in signing Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
It is now just short of three years since Fernandes signed for Man Utd from Sporting Lisbon at the start of 2020.
It was reported at the time that he cost the Red Devils an initial £47m and that the fee for him could rise to around £67m with add-ons.
The attacking midfielder quickly established himself as a key player for Man Utd and he is now one of their main leaders.
Fernandes made a scintillating start to life at Man Utd as he regularly provided goals and assists for his side.
The 26-year-old’s form for United dipped somewhat during Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at the club as the midfielder was no longer the team’s main star.
But with Ronaldo now out of the equation, United’s faithful will hope that Fernandes can return to his best.
He has been performing well at the World Cup and he netted a brace in Portugal’s 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the group stages.
This has seemingly caught the eye of Real Madrid, with Portuguese outlet Record (via Sport Witness) reporting that the Spanish giants ‘could soon be back’ in the running to sign him.
Real Madrid are not alone though as the report claims that ‘others’ are also keen on Fernandes.
It is also stated that Fernandes feels ‘complete and satisfied’ at Manchester United.
This may not be enough to rule out an exit though as the ‘doesn’t close the door to a step forward’.
It has not been long since Fernandes committed his future to Man Utd. Back in April, he signed a new contract that runs until 2026.
Speaking on this extension, Fernandes suggested that it is a “dream” of his to play for Man Utd.
“From the moment that I joined Manchester United, I have had a special relationship with the club and our amazing fans. I grew up watching this team, dreaming of getting the chance to play here one day,” Fernandes said (via the club’s website).
“That dream is now a reality and an honour.
“Even after two years, it still feels amazing to step out at Old Trafford, to hear the fans sing my song and to score in front of the Stretford End. It is a true privilege to wear this shirt and to fight for our incredible club.
“There is so much more that I want to achieve here, and I know that is the same for the rest of the squad and staff. More than anything, we want to give the fans the success that they deserve.
“We have shared some great moments over the last years, but the best is yet to come from myself and this team.”