Bruno Fernandes is set to captain Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Super Cup on Sunday before he seals a highly-anticipated £56million move to .
According to reports in A Bola and prediksi bola malam ini bola jitu parlay Record in Portugal, the 24-year-old will play one final time for the club, against their rivals Benfica at the Estadio Algarve.
It is claimed that Sporting coach Marcel Keizer is determined to get his star man out one more time, believing it unprofessional to change any of his plans this close to the derby.
Bruno Fernandes looks set to captain Sporting Lisbon in his final match for the club this week
The squad also believe the midfielder will play for the team one last time, despite his tears and apparent goodbye during a friendly against Valencia at the weekend.
The star midfielder broke down in tears after coming off the pitch at full-time.
Standing in the middle of the pitch surrounded by a handful of his team-mates, he could not hide his emotions from those watching on.
There could yet be more emotion this weekend if Fernandes does indeed wear the captain’s armband on his final run-out for the Portuguese giants.
After the Valencia game, Sporting boss Keizer accepted that he is not sure what the future holds: ‘We’ll see if we can keep our players and then we’ll see what we do. I hope he [Fernandes] stays, of course, like everyone else at Sporting, but we don’t know.’
The midfielder scored 32 goals and set up a further 18 last season to draw the attention of the Old Trafford side.
Fernandes has continued to turn out for Sporting Lisbon throughout pre-season with plenty of talk over where he will play next season.
Fernandes was left in tears as he appeared to confirm his time in Lisbon is coming to an end
The club’s star midfielder was overcome with emotion following a friendly against Valencia
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