The links surrounding Tottenham Hotspur and Bruno Fernandes continue to gain traction within the Portuguese media.
Correio da Manha (via Sport Witness) are claiming that Spurs will be making an official bid for the Sporting Lisbon playmaker this summer, and are prepared to pay more than any other English side in the race for this signature.
However, with Manchester City thought to have offered around €55million (£48.8m) and Manchester United having made a bid of €80m (£71.1m) in total, it remains to be seen how reliable the report is.
Let’s face it, Daniel Levy is notorious for trying to drive a hard bargain and it would be incredibly difficult to believe that he would be prepared to pay almost twice the club’s record-transfer fee – having paid around £42m for Davinson Sanchez back in 2017 (Guardian).
But with the Portugal international’s agent, Miguel Pinho, thought to already be in London to meet with Spurs and listen to what they have to say, a move could well be on the cards.
And, as we have mentioned before, we would love to have Fernandes at the club this summer should the chairman be prepared to part with that kind of money.
Although he may not have had the best match of his life against Switzerland on Wednesday during Portugal’s UEFA Nations League Semi-Final, the playmaker has been in fine form for Sporting this season.
He found the back of the net 32 times and provided his teammates with an additional 18 assists in 53 appearances across all competitions (Transfermarkt), so if he can bring those figures to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with him, that financial outlay would surely be paid off.