Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon claims he had agreed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur, but his club stopped the move from happening.
As quoted by Sky Sports, the midfielder told Portuguese outlet GQ Portugal that Spurs had made a number of proposals in order to bring him to north London, which were very much agreeable for him. It is still his wish to play in England, and he believes his wage demands to have been reasonable. There were, however, other conditions to be fulfilled, and it seems that Sporting didn’t deem Spurs’ offer to have been realistic.
Fernandes signed a new deal with the Portuguese side last year, one that includes a £31 million release clause, and if that amount was matched by an offer and Sporting refused a deal, he would have been due a £4.5 million compensation. Last season was the best of his career so far, scoring 32 goals in 50 games in all competitions for the club.
Regardless of the clause in the contract, Sporting apparently value him at £60 million.
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