Porto midfielder Fernando could make the switch to the Premier League in the summer, according to Sky
The 26-year-old’s agent Antonio Araujo has said that his client will be making the move to English football next season.
“God willing, Fernando will play in the Premier League,” said Araujo. “Manchester City were a strong candidate, but were not alone in the race.”
Manchester City attempted to sign the player in a deadline-day deal alongside Porto teammate Eliaquim Mangala.
Despite the move failing to materialise, City maintain their interest in the midfielder and could go back for the player in the summer.
Ligue 1 side Monaco also made the swoop for the two Porto midfielders last summer when they added to Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez to the club, but Fernando did not follow his teammates to the French club.
“He had a good contract from Monaco, but Porto found out that proposal was inconsistent with his claims,” he said.
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