Bruno Fernandes claimed he agreed Spurs transfer but Sporting blocked move

first_imgSporting wanted around £60million for their star man, who also helped Portugal beat the Netherlands in the Nations League.Fernandes has started this season just as strong for the Portuguese giants, scoring one goal and adding four assists in just three games.He is still linked with a move to Manchester United while Real Madrid are also said to be keen. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR agreed a deal with Bruno Fernandes – but Sporting Lisbon blocked the move.That’s according to the Portuguese star who was one of the most sought-after players in the world this summer.1 Bruno Fernandes has revealed he was close to moving to Spurs – before Sporting pulled the plugCredit: EPAFernandes, 24, was also wanted by Manchester United and drew comparisons to Frank Lampard after scoring 32 goals and adding 18 assists from midfield last season.Spurs were keen on securing a big-money move for the star but eventually turned to Giovanni Lo Celso, who they brought in on loan from Real Betis.Fernandes told GQ Portugal: “As you all know, Tottenham made a lot of proposals for me. Everything was right with me – or practically should be.”I never made any big demands, my manager was always dealing with the financials. It was and is my goal to play in England, Sporting you 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.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himlast_img