Roma pounce for Bruno Fernandes

Roma are ready to take advantage of the Sporting CP chaos and make a bid for free agent Bruno Fernandes.

The club is in turmoil after the President suspended several players, insulted them in public and then masked thugs physically attacked the players at their training ground.

Rui Patricio sued to terminate the contract due to just cause – namely the attack and the implication the President encouraged it – and today many of his teammates have followed suit.

Those include Bas Dost, William Carvalho, Gerson Martins and Bruno Fernandes.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Roma director of sport Monchi has his sights set on Bruno Fernandes, who is already familiar with Serie A thanks to his time at Udinese and Sampdoria.

He has gone from strength to strength at Sporting Lisbon, as the 23-year-old attacking midfielder scored 16 goals with 20 assists in 56 competitive games.

Although Bruno Fernandes would be a free agent, he still commands high wages and above all fees for agents.

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