Report: Tottenham believe £62m Bruno Fernandes is joining Manchester United

Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester United caretaker Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meet each other at the beginning of the Premier League match between Manchester United...

Premier League duo Spurs and Manchester United reportedly want Sporting Lisbon's Fernandes.

Bruno Fernandes of Sporting celebrates his goal  during Primeira Liga 2018

Bruno Fernandes is expected to move to England this summer but who will the Sporting Lisbon captain join?

Well, according to The Sun (21 June, page 56), Tottenham Hotspur believe the Portugal international is bound for Manchester United rather than North London.

Fernandes enjoyed a quite staggering 2018/19 campaign, producing statistics that any seasoned centre-forward would be proud of. He scored 32 goals and created 18 assists from an advanced midfield role before impressing as Portugal beat Holland to secure the inaugural Nations League title.

 

And it seems only a matter of time before Fernandes follows in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani by swapping the Estadio Jose Alvalade for the Premier League – and potentially Old Trafford.

Tottenham are keen but his wages, not to mention a £62 million price-tag, are simply too expensive for the Champions League finalists.

Bruno Fernandes midfielder of Portugal in action during the UEFA Nations League Final match between Portugal and Netherlands at the Dragao stadium in Porto on June 9, 2019.

Spurs held talks with Fernandes’ agent, Miguel Pinho, this week but there is a growing belief in North London that the 24-year-old will join Manchester United now instead. Liverpool, for what it’s worth, are apparently looking elsewhere after seeing a £40 million bid rejected.

Now, £62 million might be a bit rich but Tottenham fans would be understandably disappointed if Fernandes joined a top four rival, especially given that Mauricio Pochettino has expressed a clear desire to enhance a squad lacking real quality in reserve.

Sporting's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes (C) vies with Atletico Madrid's French forward Kevin Gameiro during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg football match between...

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