Manchester United’s transfer fee for Bruno Fernandes has been confirmed – as well as the fee they paid to super agent Jorge Mendes.
The Red Devils were locked in a lengthy transfer battle with Sporting Lisbon before landing the playmaker just before deadline day.
The two parties struggled to agree on a transfer fee whilst the involvement with Mendes was also mentioned as a potential stumbling block for United.
But they eventually agreed a deal and Fernandes arrived at Old Trafford on January 30, making his Premier League debut against Wolves just two days later.
Documented released to the CMVM (cited by A Bola), the Portuguese Securities Market Commission, by Sporting Lisbon have now confirmed the details of the deal.
They show that the Red Devils paid a fixed amount of €55million (£46m) up front with a number of bonuses which can reach €25m (£21m).
It is also revealed that Sporting Lisbon still have a 10% sell-on clause should be eventually leave Manchester United, whilst his former club, Sampdoria, netted some of the fee.
A total of €5.5million (£4.61m) went to intermediaries in the deal, being split between Mendes’ Gestifute agency and PositionNumber, the agency which represents Bruno Fernandes via his brother-in-law, Miguel Pinho.
As a result, Sporting Lisbon pocketed €34.13million from the sale before add-ons.
Earlier this month, Sporting Lisbon vice-president Francisco Salgado Zenha declared his club got the better of United when the negotiations drew to a close.
“I realised in the negotiations that Manchester United was convinced that we were going to give in and that for 50 million euros he was doing the deal. Well, they ended up paying 65 million,” Zenha said, via Record.
“They were wrong and ended up paying what we wanted. We went to get 20 million more than if we had sold four months ago.”