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FIFA probes Bruno Fernandes’ Man United deal

FIFA probes Bruno Fernandes' Man United deal

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has begun an investigation into Bruno Fernandes’ transfer to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon after a complaint from the former club, Sampdoria.

Feelers show that Sampdoria still has some financial transactions to benefit from Sporting Lisbon based on the earlier arrangement made between the two clubs when the first transfer window that led Bruno Fernandes to Man United.

Sampdoria has lodged a complaint that they are still owed and entitled to some fund from a sell-on clause in his contract when he left Italy in 2007 for £7.5m.

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The clause meant that the Serie A team were entitled to 10% of any fee Sporting Lisbon received from selling Fernandes in the future or whenever he leaves the team to another.

The Portugal international, Bruno Fernandes completed a £47m move to Man United in January with Sampdoria due to  £4.7m of the fee, although there is no indication that the Red Devils are liable for any of the fee.

Football at Manchester United has not been the same according to team members since Bruno Fernandes joined the team.

The freshest January arrival and 25-year-old contributed immensely to  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side after signing in January and was voted the “Premier League player of the month” in the month of February.

Fernandes helped Man United to an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Several of his team-mates have given it to Fernandes as the key reason for their upturn in form.

Odion Ighalo who arrived the team in January has also testified to the superb soccer prowess of Bruno Fernandes. “He is intelligent, he has foresight, he has vision,” Ighalo said in one of his April comments.

Ighalo commenting in his teammate’s attitude and passion for the game. He further speaks on how Bruno Fernandes handles the ball.

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“He sees what he wants to do with the ball before it comes to him. “You can see the understanding between him and Martial, you can see the understanding between me and him, so he’s a very good player. And he’s not even settled down yet! “.

“He comes from a very different place to the Premier League. When that guy has settled down, he’s going to take the Premier League by storm.”



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