Alvaro Fernandez is joining Preston and has decided to snub interest from Bundesliga clubs in favour of the move to North End.
Ryan Lowe has made his transfer demands clear in recent weeks as he attempts to retool his squad.
Lowe wanted a left wing back, right wing back and two strikers and movement now appears to be happening.
Striker Troy Parrott arrived from Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, penning a loan until the end of the season.
North End are now looking to follow that up with another deal as Manchester United’s Alvaro Fernandez will be coming in.
Fernandez, 19, attended Saturday’s pre-season friendly with Leicester City and was seen on the pitch speaking to both Lowe and Peter Ridsdale.
Fernandez also arrived for Preston’s open training session at Deepdale on Monday, seemingly edging towards a deal with North End.
The Athletic claim that Fernandez is now likely to complete his move to Preston today, joining Parrott in penning a season-long loan deal.
An interesting note in that report is that Bundesliga clubs were looking to take Fernandez on loan too, but he has picked Preston.
That’s a major coup for North End, as whilst the Bundesliga clubs aren’t named, you can imagine they will have been appealing.
Fernandez is instead choosing to stay around the North West and join Preston, no doubt hoping to gain more experience in English football to help him push on at Old Trafford.
The Spaniard, formerly of Real Madrid, has been in the United ranks since a 2020 move to England.
Fernandez has impressed as an attack-minded left back, recording four goals and nine assists in 42 appearances in Premier League 2.
Fernandez will now compete with former United talent Robbie Brady at left wing back for Preston, leaving those Bundesliga clubs to look elsewhere for reinforcements.