Manchester United handed transfer boost as star speaks out amid links

Morten Hjulmand
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Sporting Clube de Portugal star Morten Hjulmand says it is a goal of his play in the Premier League in the near future.

The midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford after his solid displays in Lisbon. Despite only joining Sporting last summer, he has already become a key player for boss Ruben Amorim.

Bruno Fernandes has certainly become a fan of the Denmark international during his time at Estadio Jose Alvalade. The United skipper said: "The two in midfield, I love [Hidemasa] Morita and Hjulmand. They’re two vital players in Sporting’s game, especially when they have to have more of the ball and be more tactically organised."

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In a recent interview with Tipsbladet, Hjulmand was quizzed about his future plans amid links to the Premier League. He said: "I’d say that it is a destination I could see myself going to in the future. Whether it’s a dream, I don’t know. But it is a goal for me to play in the Premier League one day."

Also responding to Fernandes' comment, he added: "It’s always great to receive praise from other big profiles. I know he’s a former Sporting player and he’s still a big fan of the club, so it’s great to know he’s still watching. It can only make me happy to receive praise from a player like him."

Hjulmand is an international team-mate of Christian Eriksen, who has offered him advice and opinion in the early stages of his Denmark career. There is the prospect of the pair playing together for club and country if United are prepared to meet Sporting's €80million (£69m) release clause.