According to Portuguese publication Record, Manchester United superstar Bruno Fernandes is back on the radars of Real Madrid following his impressive run of form for his club and country.
The 28-year-old signed for Manchester United from Sporting CP in January 2020 and has established himself as one of the best playmakers in the Premier League.
In 146 appearances for the Red Devils, Fernandes has notched up 53 goals and 42 assists, standing out as a top player despite the team struggling to reach the heights of the past.
Now, Bruno Fernandes is setting the stage alight at the World Cup with Portugal, having already managed two goals and two assists from two matches, helping his national team secure a place in the Round of 16.
The attacking midfielder’s exploits have put him back on the agenda at Real Madrid, as per the report. Los Blancos had reportedly been tracking Fernandes from his time at Sporting CP and could now come back for him.
It is well-established at this point that Real Madrid will be looking for a new midfielder in the summer as Luka Modric enters the final phase of his career while Toni Kroos is also yet to sign a contract renewal.
Jude Bellingham has been touted as the top target for Real Madrid but his signing is seen as complicated due to a steep price tag and intense competition for his services.
There has been recent interest in SL Benfica’s Argentine ace Enzo Fernandez, but his valuation is also seen as too steep by the Merengues.
Now, Fernandes is being mentioned as another player on the agenda at Real Madrid. The report states that the 28-year-old feels satisfied and happy at Manchester United. But he would be open to taking the next step in his career.
As for the Red Devils’ stance on their star man, there is no mention in the report. But they handed him a new contract earlier this year, extending his stay at Old Trafford until 2026. So, it would be fair to assume that they would not let go of their main man without a fight.
Real Madrid midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with the club
In a major development, journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin is reporting that Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has decided to sign a new contract with the club and will pen a four-year deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Real Madrid stands to expire at the end of the season. And there had been conflicting reports over whether he would be offered a new deal by the Merengues.
But the Spaniard has managed to turn things around spectacularly in recent weeks, putting up top displays one after the other, helping Real Madrid emerge out of a poor run at the start of the new year.
It has convinced the club to hand him a new contract and it seems like things are moving swiftly on the renewal front for Ceballos.
Indeed, as per the update from Tomas Gonzalez-Martin, Real Madrid have decided to offer him a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2027. It will see the midfielder receive an improved salary to the one that he is currently earning.
And Ceballos has decided to sign the deal. The former Real Betis ace has always maintained that he wants to continue at the Bernabeu beyond the current campaign. And the two parties could now be close to shaking hands on a new contract.
Ceballos joined Real Madrid from Real Betis back in 2017, arriving as one of the most talented young midfielders in La Liga. However, he found the going tough initially, thanks to the hegemony of the midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro.
The Spaniard spent a couple of seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to the club in 2021. If not for an injury while away at the Tokyo Olympics, Ceballos could have been sold that year.
Having returned to action in January last year, he has slowly but surely gained importance in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans. And he is now set to be rewarded with a new four-year contract by the champions of Spain and Europe.