Bruno Fernandes has arrived at the Lowry hotel and is now set for his medical, then he will be unveiled by Manchester United, MySportDab reports.
On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester United confirmed they reached an agreement with Sporting Lisbon to sign the midfielder.
United announced the agreement hours after their improved bid of £55.1million for Fernandes was accepted by the Portuguese club.
And the 25-year-old has now arrived in Manchester yesterday evening as United defeated rivals Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad.
Fernandes and his travelling representatives were pictured in the back of a minivan arriving into the city centre hotel which is used most time by Manchester United before home matches.
The midfielder was seen hiding in the back of the Mercedes, but photographers confirmed the Fernandes’ presence at the city centre hotel at 9pm yesterday evening.
MySportDab understands Fernandes will now sign a four-and-a-half-year contract at Old Trafford and United will pay £46.6m of the transfer fee up front.
The remaining £8.5m would be paid to Sporting in terms of add-ons.
The agreement for Fernandes had taken weeks to complete with talks stalling after United’s first bid was rejected by Sporting.
Fernandes has also attracted interest from City and Barcelona, this week resulting into the Red Devils to raise their offer.
Manchester United’s statement on its the official club website read: “Manchester United are delighted to announce an agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the transfer of midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
“The transfer is subject to a medical and also agreement of personal terms.
“A further announcement will be made in soon.”
The presence of Fernandes and his representatives in Manchester means that the deal is on the way to completion, with two days left in the January transfer window.
Bruno Fernandes’ agent Miguel Ruben Pinho also shared a photo of them on the plane before they flew from Lisbon, and Fernandes also later posted a picture of himself arriving in Manchester with his wife Ana Pinho and their daughter Matilde.
Sporting also used social media to wish their former captain Fernandes good luck and wrote on Twitter: ‘Some players are born great, some can achieve greatness, and some have greatness upon them. Thank you and Good luck captain.’
— Sporting CP_en (@SportingCP_en) January 29, 2020