Record reports that Bruno Fernandes was presented with a lucrative offer from Al-Hilal in January, but the Portuguese midfielder declined the proposal in favor of remaining loyal to Manchester United.
Despite being tempted by what was described as an ‘astronomical offer’ from the Saudi Arabian side, Fernandes chose to reject the ‘pharaonic proposal’ and continue his journey at Old Trafford.
The Manchester United captain turned down the opportunity, affirming his commitment to achieving further success in European football while wearing the Red Devils jersey.
Fernandes’ decision reflects his desire to compete for trophies with Manchester United, prioritizing his ambitions over what could have been an ‘irrefutable’ financial opportunity.
Interestingly, Al-Hilal manager Jorge Jesus, who previously coached Fernandes at Sporting Club de Portugal, remains keen on securing a reunion with the midfielder.
Although Fernandes’ stance has halted any immediate transfer discussions, Al-Hilal’s interest is expected to persist, with a potential pursuit resuming in the summer transfer window.
The outcome of future negotiations may hinge on Fernandes’ personal preferences and Manchester United’s stability, as both parties currently show little inclination towards a sale.
However, the substantial financial incentives presented by Al-Hilal suggest that they remain hopeful of swaying Fernandes’ decision, should circumstances change.