Bruno Fernandes is close to signing a five-year contract extension at Manchester United, according to Telegraph.
Manchester United are ready to make Bruno Fernandes one of the highest-paid players at the club, alongside De Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese, who was signed in 2020 from Sporting Lisbon for a reported £47m, has gone on to become one of United’s most important players, collecting the Matt Busby Player of the Year award twice in his first two seasons with the club.
Despite that, the 27-year-old has not been earning close to what some of United’s highest-paid players do and according to the report, the new contract will more than double Fernandes’ salary to around £240,000 a week.
Fernandes’ numbers this season haven’t been as impressive as the previous ones, mainly due to him playing further behind as usual ever since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has taken over goalscoring duties. Ronaldo still remains both the club and the Premier League’s highest-paid player by far, at about £750,000 a week.
Further contract extensions will happen only after a new permanent manager is confirmed. United are looking at a number of options and are said to have even held talks with Erik ten Hag. Both Ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino are believed to be strong favourites for the job, but Chelsea’s current situation is said to have alerted United to the possibility of luring Champions League winning manager Thomas Tuchel to Old Trafford.