Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are going head to head for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes (O Jogo).
Fernandes is one of the most highly-rated midfielders in the world, having scored 32 goals and provided 18 assists for Sporting last season (according to Transfermarket.com).
Reports over recent days have claimed that the Lilywhites have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race for the 24-year-old (Sky Sports).
However, transfer expert and Gazzetta dello Sport journalist, Nico Schira has now claimed that Manchester United have agreed on a deal with Sporting that will see Fernandes sign a contract worth €6M plus bonuses a year with the Red Devils.
As is always the case, Tottenham and Man Utd fans have been following Fernandes’ social media pages closely looking for any indication that he is leaving
Some Spurs and Man Utd fans got excited when a friend of Fernandes made a comment on a picture the Portuguese star posted on his Instagram two days ago. The comment hinted that the Portuguese Super Cup game against Benfica could be the midfielder’s last game for Sporting.
Bruno Fernandes's friend commented this on his Instagram 😄😁 It's happening! pic.twitter.com/64ziVMYKmC
— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) August 2, 2019
Quite what he meant with the picture is anyone’s guess.
Spurs Web Opinion
We at Spurs Web do not believe that Bruno Fernandes is coming to Spurs. It is highly likely that this approach is merely a smokescreen to tempt Real Betis into selling Giovani Lo Celso for a cheaper price. We expect Lo Celso to join Spurs and Fernandes to join Man Utd before the transfer deadline.
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