Bruno Fernandes reveals Sporting blocked Spurs move

first_imgBruno Fernandes has revealed that he had agreed to join Tottenham during the summer transfer window, but that Sporting blocked the move. The 24-year-old midfielder claims he had agreed a deal with Spurs, but they were not willing to meet the €70 million (£64m/$77m) price tag put on him by the Portuguese club. Fernandes had drawn up interest from various clubs this summer, including Manchester United, but Sporting were reluctant to sell their star man unless the correct fee was met.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Spurs interest in the prolific striker opened up towards the end of the transfer window but they failed to conclude due to financial negotiations between the clubs. “As you all know, Tottenham made a lot of proposals for me. Everything was right with me – or practically should be,” he said in an interview with GQ.  Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!“I never made any big demands, my manager was always dealing with the finances. “It was, and is my goal to play in England, Sporting know that, everyone knows that, and there were conditions for things to be done. “But Sporting understood that the value was not enough and I have to respect the decision.”The Portugal international had an emphatic season last year, winning the Nation’s League with his national side and scoring 32 goals in 50 appearances for Sporting. Although only having a £31m (€34m/$38m) release clause in his contract, Fernandes has emphasised his commitment to his current club amid interest from Real Madrid in the final days of the window.”Any player has to be motivated to stay in a club like Sporting, a great club that strives for great goals,” Fernandes added. “Having the dream of playing in England did not prevent continuity at Sporting. Sporting made the decision not to sell me also because they believed in my worth and for believing that the values ​​that were offered by me were not enough. “I have to be flattered that Sporting does not accept values ​​that for them are low and for me it has to be proud of the club to think I’m worth more.”last_img

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