Bruno Fernandes was linked with a move away from Sporting Lisbon all summer but no move materialized in the end for the 24-year-old midfielder.
Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha (as translated by Sport Witness) claims that Sporting are now in discussions with Fernandes over a new contract. The report suggests that the club need to pay the Portuguese international a fine of €5 million for reportedly rejecting Tottenham’s late offer.
However, it is claimed that the club is in discussion with the player’s agent to reduce the amount and get him signed to a new deal. It is reported that that Fernandes’ new contract might have a release clause of €100m.
However, the report confirms that Sporting will be willing to let the midfielder leave in the January transfer window for a fee of around €70m.
It is asserted that Tottenham, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all considering bidding for the Fernandes in January.
Spurs Web Opinion
With Christian Eriksen looking unlikely to extend his stay at the club, he will probably be allowed to leave in January as the club might lose him for nothing in the summer. While a Dybala-Eriksen swap deal has been proposed by parts of the media, in my opinion bringing Fernandes in will make more sense given the both him and Eriksen have similar playing styles.
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