Tottenham Hotspur to renew interest in Bruno Fernandes
Tottenham Hotspur are set to renew their interest in Bruno Fernandes according to A Bola. The London side were linked with the Portuguese midfielder in the summer but nothing materialised.
Sporting CP president, Frederico Varandas, confirmed earlier this season that there was an offer from Tottenham for their star player but they turned it down. Varandas revealed that the offer was €45 million plus €20 million in bonuses that were 'difficult' for a club like Tottenham. He said:
It was 'impossible' to retain Bruno Fernandes, but we did it. We prepared for his sale by putting a fair price on him, and we had bids, but the only serious offer was from Tottenham and that was €45 million (£40 million/$50 million) plus another €20m in bonuses for winning the Premier League and the Champions League. Those are difficult objectives, so we chose not to accept.
Spurs are back in for Fernandes as Christian Eriksen is adamant on leaving Tottenham soon. The Danish star is in the final year of his contract and is linked with a move to Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Both clubs were linked with him in the summer as well but Spurs managed to keep hold of the player. However, with the midfielder showing no signs of signing a new deal, the Champions League finalists are reportedly set to cash-in on him in January.