Spurs transfer news: Bruno Fernandes tells Sporting he wants Tottenham move

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Bruno Fernandes has told Sporting Lisbon that he wants to move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, per The Mail on Sunday.

What’s the word?

Spurs have been heavily linked with a swoop for an attacking midfielder this summer, with the London Evening Standard reporting last week that the club were “determined” to sign either Giovani Lo Celso of Real Betis or Fernandes.

And it now appears that the Portugal international is keen on a transfer, too, The Mail reporting that he has informed the club of his desire to move to London.

Of course, the English transfer window shuts on Thursday and it remains to be seen if the two clubs will reach an agreement.

The report claims that Spurs have made a bid but that it falls short of the Portuguese side’s valuation, which is said to stand at £64m.

A breakthrough at last

Spurs need to sign some players.

The club have only bought Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon this summer to strengthen the first-team squad – Jack Clarke, of course, was loaned back to Leeds United following his acquisition.

Bringing in Fernandes, a player who scored 32 goals last season in all competitions, would go a long way to ensuring that Spurs’ squad is as strong as it can possibly be for the beginning of the 2019/20 season.

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Of course, he would ease the burden on central striker Harry Kane, as well as adding an extra dimension to the attacking midfield ranks.

A fee of £64m is steep, but one imagines that price may fall after the player supposedly aired his own desire to move.

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