Date: 20th June 2019 at 11:10pm
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Tottenham withdrew their interest in Bruno Fernandes to focus all their attention on Tanguy Ndombele of Olympique Lyonnais and Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis, but it appears the Lilywhites have made a U-turn on Fernandes and are still looking to procure his signature.

According to James Ducker of the Telegraph, Spurs have engaged in talks with Fernandes’ agent Miguel Pinho over a potential deal, but Manchester United could throw a spanner in the works. The midfielder has been tipped to leave Sporting CP this summer, but his next destination is unknown.

Fernandes has a £62.2m asking price which would make him Tottenham’s record signing, beating out the £42m paid for Davinson Sanchez (Ajax), but the fee could be a point of contention. Spurs officials met Pinho in London on Wednesday, but no deal has been reached.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to bolster his midfield after failing to replace Mousa Dembele in January, but it’s looking likely that only one of the three transfer-targets (Ndombele, Lo Celso, Fernandes) will be brought in this summer.

Pochettino only has £50m to spend on new recruits, plus whatever he can generate through player sales, so Tottenham can’t afford to make more than one marquee signing in the transfer window.

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3 Replies to “Report: Tottenham make decision on potential £62.2m club-record signing”

  • Here we are in the middle of June and thus far we have witnessed a vast array of names being linked with Tottenham as potential new signings, and with it endless speculation, rife with possibility. But herein lies the problem as thus far, its simply been all air and but no real action to speak of. Sure there’s been talk, Levy’s good at that, but not so quick to stick his hand in the wallet in pursuit of a real live deal! When you consider that two transfer deadlines came and went since last summer, and literally nothing happened in either. Indeed Spurs actually set a record for being the first top flight club to not sign any players over a season, and with the clubs seemingly lofty future ambition, it begs the question what is actually the plan? Many have credited Dan Levy as being a supremely astute businessman (though from a footballing perspective I would beg to differ) as well as being a tough negotiator. Some might even argue he has a different philosophy to financial aspects of club management in refusing to pay the going rate for top talent. If his outlook still enabled Spurs to take a share of the spoils in either trophies or titles there would of course beggar an argument in supporting his ideologies, and lets face it Tottenham have come close! Problem is close in reality is still nowhere near actuality, so you wonder at what point the epithany for change finally occurs, when the penny actually drops. Pochettino has already made it pretty clear just where he stands on this. And if Levy himself still sees Poch’ as the man to drive both players and club continually forward he really has to back that up with the necessary support and action. What worries me most is this horrible sense of foreboding that come the close of the summer transfer window we will have promised much but somehow failed to follow that through. Maybe I am just being negative here I just hope Mr Daniel proves us wrong

    • I suggest you take a deep breath. Ignore the rubbish on social media and let the club do their homework. Hardly any transfer business has been done yet by any of the top clubs. I may be wrong but I am sure we will bring a few in. I don’t know the players we are looking at but trust Levy and Poch completely. I do think you are being too negative because of the past couple of windows. Which didn’t hurt us by the way and were necessary in my opinion. Keep the faith we are doing unbelievably well.

  • For big white elephant sake will you get on with it MP know`s full well who he want`s into his team , so now its your turn Mr Levy give him the money let him get the players before some one else nips in , sell Trippier , sell Aurier , sell Davies , Sell Ali , sell Sanchez , sell LLorente , sell Jensen , sell Eriksen , now with this Car Sale we could buy some great players & with the money Mr Levy has promised we can have another great run in Europe .

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