Sporting Lisbon want to cash in on their prized asset Bruno Fernandes due to their financial difficulties, state Portuguese outlet Correio de Manha – with Liverpool one of the teams potentially ready to take advantage.
The Mirror states the playmaker is ‘on Liverpool’s radar’ following a superb season in which he’s scored 18 goals and registered eight assists in all competitions – despite playing multiple games in central midfield.
Fernandes operates best as a roaming no.10, is a world-class set-piece taker and offers creativity and end product in abundance.
Obviously, he’s currently only playing in the Portuguese league, but the numbers he’s racking up shows he needs to make a step up.
Liverpool have lacked a player of his description since Coutinho’s exit. Fernandes wouldn’t necessarily be an automatic starter under Jurgen Klopp, who deploys multiple types of midfields depending on the opposition, but the option of Fernandes would be fantastic against sides we’re struggling to break down and when our central options are failing to provide anything for the forwards.
No reputable journalist has confirmed our interest, but we’d be surprised if we were not at least checking Fernandes out, especially if Sporting want to sell.