“I can’t promise anything” – Manager speaks on transfer target’s future

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Bruno Fernandes has emerged as a main transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur over the past twenty-four hours.

Tottenham officials are reported to have travelled to Lisbon yesterday to hold talks with Sporting to try and negotiate a potential transfer to North London (Sky Sports).

Sporting Lisbon manager Marcel Keizer was last night asked if the 24-year-old would still be at the club when they face rivals Benfica on Sunday in the Supertaca which is the Portuguese equivalent of the Charity Shield where the league winners face the cup holders.

Keizer refused to make a commitment that Fernandes will definitely take to the field by instead insisting that anything is possible while the transfer window is still open.

He told the Portuguese news outlet Record: “I can’t promise anything. I believe he’ll play, but we can never be 100 percent right. It’s not me who decides that at Sporting. This is football, the window is open and when the window is open it’s never very good for coaches.”

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the midfielder but are instead said to be focusing their efforts on signing Leicester City defender Harry Maguire (The Mirror.)

The report claims that Fernandes is being eyed as an alternative to Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso, yet Spurs are only looking to recruit one of the two players.

Opinion

Keizer is right to sit on the fence when asked about Fernandes’ future, however, it remains to be seen whether Spurs will now focus all of their efforts on the prolific midfielder or instead prioritise Lo Celso as their number one choice.

 

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