This offseason looked like it was going to be a very entertaining one for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, who were linked with various players over the last few weeks, but as the days go by, some rumors don’t materialize and become actual transfers for the Champions League runners-up.
Even though they were considered the favorite to sign Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes in recent days, Spurs have apparently ruled themselves out of a move for the talented midfielder, one of the summer's most longed-for players. Bruno enjoyed a terrific season with Sporting Lisbon, scoring 32 goals and claiming 18 assists and now every major club in Europe is following him.
Manchester United were the other team with the most chances to get Fernandes signature, and now with Tottenham out of competition, the Daily Mail has now indicated that the Red Devils have received a further boost in their pursuit. The report claims that Spurs are no longer interested in bringing, with sources inside the club insisting that they have 'no interest in signing him'.
In recent weeks Spurs look ready to sign the former Sampdoria player and now it’s unclear if this decision was made after the £50 million fee Sporting are asking for Fernandes. This would be odd as they have been linked with Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele in recent days, two players who are more expensive than Bruno. Still, it appears that the club are out of the race for the Portuguese now.
Fellow Premier League giants Manchester City and Liverpool have also ruled themselves out, which will allow Manchester United to be in an even stronger position than before. The Red Devils are more focused on signing players from Premier League rivals, but a run for Fernandes wouldn’t be bad for them.