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Tottenham should reconsider Bruno Fernandes as final month counts down

Bruno Fernandes of Sporting CP during the Portuguese Cup match between Sporting CP and Rio Ave FC at  on December 19, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Tottenham are reportedly still chasing Giovani Lo Celso.

Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Argentina and Venezuela at Maracana...

Tottenham Hotspur's pursuit of Giovani Lo Celso is for now on pause.

Sky Sports reported last week that talks had stalled with Real Betis due to disagreements over the price.

There has been no tangible progress since, and Spurs might want to reconsider their stance over Bruno Fernandes.

 

The Telegraph reported Spurs held talks with the Sporting star's agent last month.

Spurs did not want to get into a bidding war with Manchester United for the attacking midfielder, who scored 32 goals last season in all competitions.

United have been unable to close the deal so far.

Bruno Fernandes of Sporting CP during the Portuguese Cup match between Sporting CP and Rio Ave FC at  on December 19, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Fernandes is reportedly available for cheaper, with Sky reporting he would cost just over £50 million.

BBC Sport reported earlier this summer that Tottenham had a £53 million move for Giovani Lo Celso turned down.

There is now under a month until the transfer window closes, and idealism must turn to pragmatism.

At some point, Tottenham should make a call on Lo Celso, and move for Fernandes if he is the easier deal to complete.

Bruno Fernandes of Sporting CP during the match between Sporting CP and FC Porto - Taca de Portugal Final at Estadio Nacional on May 25, 2019 in Oeiras, Portugal.

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