According to reports emerging in the media, wanted Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is contemplating on whether to join Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur during the January winter transfer window in a record deal.
The report further states that Christian Eriksen, whose contract with the Spurs will expire at the end of the season, is likely to be sold in January for a slash price in order to make funds available to sign Fernandes.
The Sporting playmaker, who is not new to being linked with giants of Europe, has formerly sparked interest in Real Madrid, but now reports claims Spurs will have to lock horns with Manchester United, who are also in signing the midfielder.
The reports from Portuguese outlet, however, confirmed that the North London side will reignite their interest in the midfielder when the transfer window opens on the 1st of January.
Tottenham will be looking to cash in on Denmark International, Eriksen, in January to make funds for his Portuguese replacement. The Dane player is most likely to be sold to Real Madrid, who has shown keen interest over the sport summer.
Eriksen, who joined Tottenham for £11 million from Ajax back in 2013, has netted 67 goals and provided a whooping 87 assists in 288 appearances for the English club since his arrival. He played a pivotal role for the Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they made it to the bet of the day game; the UEFA Champions League final.
Bruno Fernandes, who joined the Portuguese club back in 2017 for a reported fee of €8.5 million, became the highest goal-scoring midfielder in a single season with 31 goals and 18 assists last campaign. He has been able to register 55 goals and 43 assists for the Portuguese side in 119 appearances in all competitions.
His £65million price tag last summer made it impossible for European giants to secure his services. But Spurs could make a difference this time should they be able to sell Eriksen for a good sum comes winter.
Totenham Hotspur will take on Watford in their next Premier League game. Premier League predictions predict a 2-0 victory for the Spurs.