Tottenham eyeing Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes as Christian Eriksen replacement – A Bola

As per a report from Portuguese outlet A Bola, Tottenham are ready to reignite their pursuit of summer target Bruno Fernandes.

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24-year-old Fernandes has emerged as one of Portuguese football’s star performers over the last couple of seasons.

The former Udinese and Sampdoria man possesses all of the key traits of a modern attacking midfielder, combining a keen eye for goal, set-piece prowess, creative flair and a penchant for the spectacular.

Across all competitions last season, Fernandes racked up a spectacular 29 goals and 17 assists.

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As a result, it subsequently came as little surprise to see a whole host of top European clubs named as keen suitors of the Sporting star this summer.

Manchester City were first rumoured to have been on the verge of clinching a deal for the midfielder, before Premier League rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham were all also touted as potential destinations.

In the end, however, a transfer failed to come to fruition for Fernandes, with the 24-year-old set to remain at the José Alvalade Stadium until at least January.

Fernandes to replace Eriksen?

As per the aforementioned report from A Bola, though, one of Fernandes’ most-insistent summer suitors are ready to reignite their pursuit of the Portuguese international.

The outfit in question are Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are reportedly eyeing Fernandes as a replacement for Christian Eriksen.

Danish midfielder Eriksen is widely-expected to depart north London in the near future, with Spanish giants Real Madrid hotly-tipped as a potential destination.


Christian Eriksen during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

As such, Spurs are now prepping themselves for the 27-year-old’s exit.

Fernandes has reemerged as a key target for the capital outfit, who could table a January offer for his signature.

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