Fernandes frustrated as Sporting reject latest Spurs approach

Date published: Wednesday 7th August 2019 1:48 - Samuel Bannister

Bruno Fernandes is no closer to moving to the Premier League, after Sporting Lisbon rejected a fresh bid, according to reports.

The high-scoring attacking midfielder has been linked with both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur this summer, with the latter reportedly being his preferred destination.

Super agent Jorge Mendes has been trying to push him towards Old Trafford, though, with reports suggesting he was in Manchester on Tuesday to secure a deal.

Nothing has come of that meeting yet, and according to Portuguese source Mais Futebol, a new meeting has now taken place between Fernandes’ agent Miguel Pinho and current club Sporting – with a view to arranging a transfer to Tottenham.

Pinho presented Sporting with a new €60m bid from Spurs, which was rejected on the basis of the Portuguese club wanting closer to €70m for their prize asset.

Record believe an offer has risen to €65m, but it still falls short of what Sporting president Frederico Varandas deems acceptable.

Personal terms, meanwhile, should not be a problem – according to O Jogo, Fernandes has already accepted Spurs’ offer.


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