Spurs transfer news: Sporting president discusses Tottenham’s bid for Fernandes
Sporting president Frederico Varandas spoke to Portuguese outlet O Jogo regarding Tottenham’s offer for Bruno Fernandes.
The highly-rated midfielder was linked with Tottenham and a host of other clubs in the summer (h/t Sun), however, the 24-year-old remained with the Portuguese giants.
bids, lots of them, but the only serious bid was £40m from Tottenham, plus £18m for goals that were to win the Premier League and Champions.”
The Sporting president added that he turned the bid down the next day and explained to Fernandes as to why he turned it down.
Varandas added that Fernandes gave up “on his dreams” as he stayed with Sporting, but added that players were free to leave for the Premier League if the right offer came along:
“But I want players with ambition to go to the Premier League, who want to win the Champions League and want to go to Real Madrid.
“I want that, but Bruno also realised that the value they [Spurs] gave to Sporting was not
Tottenham had already spent big in the summer
Landing Fernandes would have provided us with more goals from the midfield but we also signed Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis.
Spurs signed Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a
It will be interesting to see if we return with an offer for Fernandes in the next transfer window.
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