BRUNO FERNANDES would become one of the biggest ever exits from Manchester United were he to leave.
SunSport has exclusively revealed that Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to lock horns over his signature.
The Spanish giants are closely monitoring Fernandes’ situation despite the player having spent just eight months at Manchester United.
It comes after the Portuguese ace was substituted at half-time in the 6-1 drubbing by Tottenham and then reportedly went on the attack against boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the changing rooms.
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Were Fernandes to leave Old Trafford, he'd command a huge fee.
He is currently valued at £72million by transfer specialists Transfermarkt, but with a contract running until 2025, Manchester United would be able to insist on much more.
There is no suggestion the Red Devils' would sanction his move.
However, their top players have been prised away in the past – with two of their greatest ever players going to Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the biggest sale in Manchester United's history when he made the move to the Bernabeu for £80m.
His 2009 transfer looks a bargain in hindsight, with him going on to score 438 goals for Los Blancos and helping them win the Champions League FOUR times.
Meanwhile, David Beckham trod the path before him, going to the Spanish capital in 2003 for £24.5m.
At the time he was the Red Devils' most marketable star.
Barcelona, who are also interested in Fernandes, have not signed any Manchester United players in big money deals in the past.
But there is history, with Gerard Pique making the switch when still an emerging talent, and club legend Mark Hughes also swapping Old Trafford for the Nou Camp.
The second biggest sale in Manchester United's history came just last year when Romelu Lukaku left for Inter Milan.
Following his £74m switch the Belgian has flourished, scoring 23 goals in 36 Serie A appearances in his first term.
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