As per a report from Portuguese outlet A Bola, Tottenham are ready to reignite their pursuit of summer target Bruno Fernandes.
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.
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.
Bit of Bruno Fernandes detail. His agent, Miguel Pinho, met with #THFC y’day. Fernandes & Lo Celso Spurs’ midfield targets. #MUFC, who met Pinho 2 months ago, asked him in past fortnight for some more time as they focus first on signing a RB (Wan-Bissaka) https://t.co/s2XCpyzQYX
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) June 20, 2019
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.
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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