How did reported Liverpool and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes get on for Portugal?
Bruno Fernandes is a player facing a big decision on his future.
His performance as a substitute for Portugal against Morocco will not have made anything clearer.
He is one of the Sporting Lisbon played who have dissolved their contracts following a row with the club president, Sky Sports reported.
He has been linked with moves to Premier League sides, with The Mail reporting Tottenham Hotspur sent scouts to watch him earlier this year.
Fernandes had a £87 million release clause in his contract at Sporting, and may now be available for free.
Even on a free, his performance for Portugal against Morocco will have done little to convince Liverpool or Tottenham to sign him up on big wages.
He played half an hour for Portugal with the side 1-0 after a Cristiano Ronaldo header in the first half.
Fernandes struggled, making a very average 20 touches in 21 minutes.
He had two shots at goal, both of which were wasted, landing off target. He did not make a single tackle or interception.
With the likes of Bernardo Silva and Joao Mario struggling, there was an opportunity for Fernandes to state his case for a starting spot, and convince his admirers.
Yesterday he blew an opportunity, and his role in Portugal’s final group game against Iran could be back on the bench.