Tottenham Hotspur had a very productive transfer window in which they were able to bolster their squad for the season ahead.
However, one transfer that didn’t materialise despite heavy speculation was a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes (Mais Futebol).
Portuguese publication O Jogo (via Sport Witness ) have now clarified why the transfer failed to happen.
The report claims that Tottenham tabled a bid worth a total of £70 million on Wednesday which met Sporting’s valuation but the Portuguese club rejected the bid as they were unhappy with the nature of the bonus stipulations involved which would have seen Spurs pay £60m up front, with a further £10m dependant on clauses.
It is suggested that Spurs then moved quickly to get the Lo Celso deal done, leaving Fernandes furious that Sporting went back on their promise to let him leave if a decent offer arrived.
The Portuguese international’s future now looks unclear with most of his interest having come from England.
Spurs Web Opinion
If it was going be one of either Giovani Lo Celso and Bruno Fernandes, then we at Spurs Web believe Spurs have secured the better player in Lo Celso. Maybe the lilywhites will return for Fernandes in January or next summer if Christian Eriksen leaves the club.
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