Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to make another move for Sporting Lisbon’s attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January – possibly paving the way for Christian Eriksen’s departure.
Spurs were interested in Fernandes back in the summer but a deal couldn’t be agree with Sporting – allegedly because the club didn’t accept Spurs’ offer of £40 million plus another £18 million in performance related ads-ons.
However, with Eriksen seemingly edging towards the exit door – he is reportedly not happy and wants to leave – Spurs are looking to go back in for Fernandes as a direct replacement.
Fernandes has been in sparkling form for Sporting so far this season, with 7 goals and 5 assists from just 10 appearances. This is the sort of player who could fill the void should Eriksen leave.
Sporting want £65 million for the 25-year-old. Whether Spurs’ notoriously hard bargain driver chairman Daniel Levy will pay that much remains to be seen.
But a deal could mean that Eriksen is sold in January – meaning Spurs would at least get some transfer fee for him – with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich said to be interested in a deal.