‘Major fail from Levy’ – Some fans react to midfielder’s comments about failed Spurs move

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Bruno Fernandes’ recent admission about his disappointment at his proposed move to Tottenham collapsing last year has incited a mixed response from Tottenham fans on social media.

Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for the Manchester United midfielder during the summer of 2019 (Standard) but he eventually ended up staying put at Sporting Lisbon, with Spurs snapping up Giovani Lo Celso instead.

Man Utd ended up bringing the 26-year-old to the Premier League in January of this year for £67.6m and the midfielder has quickly become one of the Red Devils’ most important players.

The Portugal international admitted in the Official Manchester United Podcast this week that he was keen to move to Tottenham as he saw it as a great opportunity for him and was sad to see the Lilywhites not being able to come to an agreement with Sporting.

Reacting to Fernandes’ words, some Spurs fans feel that he would have been a better signing than Giovani Lo Celso and were split on whether to blame Mauricio Pochettino or Daniel Levy for the collapsed move.

However, others insisted that they are more than happy to have Lo Celso over the Man Utd star due to the Argentine’s versatility.

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While it is easy to say in hindsight that Fernandes might have been a more valuable acquisition, Lo Celso was the player that most Spurs fans wanted at the time. Few would have foreseen Dele Alli’s dramatic decline and our need for a Bruno-styled number 10.

Weirdly, I think Lo Celso is a player that suits Jose Mourinho’s ethos much better than he does Pochettino’s. I believe that he could well turn out to be the much-better acquisition in the long run, although he is unlikely to hit the same goals or assist numbers as Fernandes.

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