Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes is now at Manchester United’s training ground for a medical ahead of his move from Sporting Lisbon, according to Sky Sports.
United confirmed on Wednesday evening they had reached an agreement to sign the Portugal international in a deal worth up to 68 million Pounds (80 million Euros).
Fernandes then flew into Manchester to complete the move and arrived at United’s Carrington training ground to undergo a medical on Thursday morning.
The twenty-two-year-old would need to be registered as a Manchester United player by midday on Friday to be eligible for selection for their EPL game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Speaking ahead of his side’s Wednesday evening aggregate loss to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semis, a delighted United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, said: “It has been good negotiations, we know through history that these (United and Sporting) are two clubs that have been good with each other and we have reached an agreement.”
United increased their offer to sign Fernandes twice in the past twenty-four hours, the second for a deal worth up to 80 million Euros (67.76 million Pounds), which Sporting accepted.
After weeks of negotiations, United reached an agreement which will see the club pay an initial fee of 55 million Euros (46.56 million Pounds) plus add-on fees.
The Portuguese giants would receive a further 10 million Euros (8.46 million Pounds) from United if Fernandes reaches what are considered easily achievable targets and an additional 15 million Euros (12.7 million Pounds) if more difficult targets are met.
It is understood these clauses include Fernandes winning the Ballon d’Or.