Report: Tottenham’s failed bid could end up still costing current club £4.5m

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur bolstered their squad during the summer transfer window with the arrivals of Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, Jack Clarke and club record signing Tanguy Ndombele.

One player who did not make the trip to North London despite intense speculation was Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes (Standard).

Sporting president Frederico Varanda recently revealed that Spurs failed in their bid to sign the midfielder because the contract they offered included Champions League and Premier League win clauses – even though they have never won either (O Jogo).

Despite the failed move, Fernandes is set to substantially benefit from Tottenham’s interest in him.

The Daily Star claim that the midfielder, who signed a new contract with the Portuguese club last summer with a release clause of £31m, is entitled to a £4.5m payment if Sporting refuse to sell despite the clause being met.

Fernandes revealed that he had already agreed on personal terms ahead of his dream move to the Premier League but insists that he respects the decision that Sporting made to reject Tottenham’s offer (GQ Portugal ).

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