Jorge Mendes’ agent fee from Bruno Fernandes to Man Utd transfer confirmed

Bruno Fernandes’ agent Jorge Mendes reportedly pocketed a share of €5.5m (£4.6m) for being part of the deal that took the midfielder to Manchester United.

Fernandes left Sporting Lisbon during the transfer window and headed to the Premier League as he joined United.

The two clubs had appeared to be locked in negotiations for the majority of the window before a deal was finally done in the final days of January.

And now documents released to the CMVM (cited by A Bola), the Portuguese Securities Market Commission, by Sporting Lisbon have detailed the deal in full.

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It shows that United paid a fixed amount of €55m (£46m) to Sporting up front with a number of bonuses which can reach €25m (£21m).

The report also shows that Sporting still have a 10 per cent sell on clause should Fernandes leave United with former club Sampdoria also netting some of the fee.

And a total of €5.5m (£4.6m) went to intermediaries in the deal, being split between Mendes' Gestifute agency and PositionNumber, the agency which represents Fernandes.

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With all the cash being taken by others, Sporting pocketed a total of €34.13m (£28.5m) before potential add-ons.

Earlier this month, Sporting Lisbon vice-president Francisco Salgado Zenha claimed his club got the better end of the deal.

"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.

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"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.

“We went to get 20 million more than if we had sold four months ago."

Fernandes has played three games for United since completing his move and could make another appearance as the Red Devils face Watford on Sunday.

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