Spurs transfer news: Fernandes chooses Tottenham over Man United
The 24-year-old was great for Sporting Lisbon last season and has featured in almost every pre-season game for the Portuguese side.
Fernandes seemed set to join the Red Devils initially, but Spurs have emerged as recent favourites to land the Portugal international (h/t Express).
Now O Jogo (h/t Express) claims that the 24-year-old has decided to join Tottenham and snub Man United.
Spurs need to finalise transfer with Sporting
The report adds that Fernandes told Sporting of his decision to join Spurs on Friday, but the 24-year-old has not tried to force his way out of the club in the summer.
The midfielder can play in several positions and has an eye for goal, which should make our team more lethal in the final third.
Fernandes can also play in a deeper playmaker’s role or as a centre-forward, which gives Mauricio Pochettino ample scope to field him in the playing XI.
The report claims that Fernandes is hopeful of Spurs finalising a deal with Sporting before the close of the English transfer window on 8th August.
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Spurs’ season opener is against Aston Villa at home and it will be interesting to see which deals we complete by then.