Brazilian is wanted by a whole host of top-flight clubs.
In-demand FC Porto holding midfielder Fernando will definitely be playing in the Premier League next season, according to the player’s agent in the Daily Star.
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The highly rated former Brazil Under-20 international has been attracting the attentions of a whole host of big-name clubs in the Premier League of late, with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City having all been linked with the player.
In fact, mega-rich City came very close to landing the 26-year-old in the January transfer window, only for their move for the defensive midfielder to fall through on transfer deadline day.
However, it is still expected that Fernando will quit the Portuguese champions come the end of the season in favour of a lucrative move to the Premier League, a scenario that the soon to be newly capped Portugal international’s agent Antonio Araujo has done little to deny.
“God willing, Fernando will play in the Premier League,” said Araujo.
“Manchester City were a strong candidate, but were not alone in the race.
“He had a good contract from Monaco, but Porto found out that proposal was inconsistent with his claims.”
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