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

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.

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.

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