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“Dangerous game…” Man United star warned against transfer problem by ex-Premier League goalkeeper



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Bruno Fernandes has been warned about the “dangerous game” problem that can arise following transfer interest from Bayern Munich.

Reports from Sunday afternoon suggested that Bayern Munich have ignited interest in Manchester United‘s Bruno Fernandes this summer transfer window.

The club captain, who was a stellar performer under Erik ten Hag during the second half of last season, has been subject to transfer speculation for the last six weeks, although the player himself stated he would like to stay at United on the basis that they compete for trophies.

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It was claimed that the Bundesliga club are “already talking” with Fernandes’ agent in an attempt to understand the conditions it would take for Fernandes to leave the Premier League this summer.

There have also been links between Fernandes and Barcelona, who are said to be keen on the Portuguese star.

However, former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, who played for teams such as Reading, Newcastle United, and West Ham, has expressed his surprise at the move.

“Bruno Fernandes and the Bayern Munich thing, I just don’t get it,” Hislop told ESPN. “It just doesn’t fit, for me.  From a Bruno Fernandes perspective, he is the star of the show at Old Trafford. He is the kingpin up in the red part of Manchester. He wants to see things built around him. 

“From a Manchester United perspective, and we have made a lot about their financial issues, yes a Sir Jim Ratcliffe coming in, maybe inject some cash, but how does that play out with the profit and sustainability regulations?

“If he is a sellable asset, and there is genuine interest, again, I am not 100% certain there is genuine interest from Bayern Munich, then Manchester United might be tempted.”

Speaking further, Hislop also warned Fernandes of the “dangerous game” problem that could unfold as a result of his transfer and hopes the midfielder will gain control of the situation.

“The aspect to that profit and sustainability is that, with two years left on his contract, he all of a sudden, the longer we go into that, the more the power rests with Bruno Fernandes and his camp, in terms of negotiating.

“Again, you are already trying to balance the books, increasing the salary of one of your highest-paid players; I am not sure leans into that, either. It’s a little bit of a dangerous game that Bruno Fernandes maybe finds himself in and sees this as taking some control of it.”