Back in January, Manchester United made a stunning signing in the form of Bruno Fernandes, with the Portuguese hitting the ground running in Red Devils colours.
After being linked with a move for the attacking midfielder last summer, before United passed up the opportunity to sign Fernandes, it does make you wonder where we’d be if we’d have had him all season.
All that matters is that he’s our player now. However, the transfer seemingly hasn’t gone through without drama… The story comes from Sports Max, who report that Fernandes’ move to United is now under FIFA investigation, after a claim made by Sampdoria, against Sporting Lisbon…
Apparently, Sampdoria believe they’re entitled to payment from Sporting, due to a clause in his contract following leaving the Italian club for the Portuguese outfit back in June 2017.
Fortunately, United aren’t guilty of any impropriety and aren’t directly being investigated themselves, though during these difficult financial times, clubs like Sampdoria are right to chase up any money they believe they’re owed.
That fee currently stands at around £4million, which would cover plenty of costs for the Italian side at this point in time.
This is where it all gets a little confusing. In 2018, Fernandes was amongst the players who rescinded his contract following a disagreement with the club before re-signing a fresh deal.
Due to that fresh deal being signed, Sporting believe they no longer owe Sampdoria, while the Serie A side is still chasing up that money. Who is in the right here? Nobody knows, but I’m sure we’ll find out at some point…