Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly ruled out a move for Bruno Fernandes, who is also a target for Manchester United.
According to a report by Daily Mail, Manchester United have received another boost in pursuit of Bruno Fernandes. Tottenham Hotspur have joined Manchester United in ceding interest in the Portuguese international, leaving the door open for the Premier League giants to make a move for him, possibly unchallenged.
Bruno Fernandes has become a hot property in Europe on the back of a sensational season that saw him become one of the most prolific players in the continent. In fact, the 24-year-old had a direct involvement in goal once almost every game he played in the 2018-19 season.
With a scintillating return of 32 goals and 18 assists in 53 appearances across all competitions, it is no wonder that the player is drawing interest from some of the biggest clubs in the world. Much of this interest stems from the Premier League, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham being linked.
Manchester United need to add quality to their squad after arguably their worst season in the Premier League era, finishing an astounding 32 points behind champions Manchester City. In the aftermath of the season, a number of problem areas are set to be addressed, midfield being one of them.
One of the chief problems for Manchester United this past season was a lack of goals from midfield as well creative nous to ease some of the burden off Paul Pogba. In Bruno Fernandes, United would have a solution who could address both the issues, and as per recent reports, they are closing in on signing him.
But, Manchester United were put on edge by the fact that the likes of Tottenham and Manchester City have also been linked with the Portuguese international, although City recently pulled out of the race to sign him. As for Spurs, recent comments by Christian Eriksen alluding to being open to a move away from the Premier League club are perhaps why they were linked.
The Dane’s departure, if it were to happen, would set Spurs back considerably and signing Bruno Fernandes could potentially have mitigated the issues stemming from the same. But, according to Daily Mail, Tottenham hold no interest in signing him.
Manchester United are now ideally unchallenged in the race to sign the 24-year-old and all that seems to remain is for them to agree to Sporting Lisbon’s £50 million valuation of the player. With the Portuguese club in need of the funds, it now remains to be seen if he makes his way to Old Trafford this summer.