Profile – Who is Bruno Fernandes and what could he bring to Tottenham?

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been strongly linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder, Bruno Fernandes in recent days (Evening Standard).

In fact, Fernandes has apparently told his current club that he wants to move to Spurs this summer, with Lisbon asking for around £64m (Daily Mail).

O Jogo add that Fernandes prefers a move to London and Spurs over a transfer to Man United before deadline day on August 8.

So, who exactly is Bruno Fernandes, and what can he bring to Spurs? (TransferMarkt and Wikipedia)

Name: Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes

Age: 24

Place of birth: Maia, Portugal

Club: Sporting Lisbon

Previous clubs: Novara, Udinese, Sampdoria

Position: Attacking midfielder

Portugal caps: 13

Portugal goals: 1

Goals last season: 32

Assists last season: 18

Career goals: 73

Career assists: 56

Playstyle: Bruno Fernandes is a very attacking and direct midfielder with a keen eye for both a pass and a shot at goal, much like Christian Eriksen. Again, like the Dane, Fernandes possesses a talent for long-range shots and free-kicks. He is extremely talented at picking up pockets of space between defence and midfield, before turning, passing, shooting, or driving forward with the ball at his feet. His all around game knowledge and decision-makign is also top-notch, with a special mention to his timing of runs and key passes.

 

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