Busy close to transfer window

By Chris Wright, in Sport · 07-02-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments
Busy close to transfer window

A busy end to the transfer window for Portuguese players concluded a week ago with Barcelona confirming a deal for Braga youngster Francisco Trincão; while in England Cédric Soares joined Arsenal on a loan deal from Southampton.

The moves came the day after Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United from Sporting and Daniel Podence arrived at Wolverhampton Wanderers from Olympiacos (Greece). Manchester United completed the signing of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes for a reported initial deal of €50m. The 25-year-old, who has nineteen international caps, signed a five-and-a-half year contract at Old Trafford with the option of a further 12-month extension.
Daniel Podence, who signed for €20m, made his debut for the Wolves as a substitute and at the final whistle swapped shirts with fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes.

In total the deals meant that over €100m was spent on Portuguese players across the last couple of days of the window, with the figure set to rise when further performance and appearance related clauses are met.



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