Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes for quite a while. However, the Spurs’ manager, Jose Mourinho, has confirmed the London-based club won’t go after the Portugal international this January.
There’s no questions Fernandes would be a great addition for the Spurs, especially if Christian Eriksen leaves the club. However, Mourinho has suggested his club cannot afford Fernandes, who recently signed a new four-year deal at Sporting while also becoming a regular on the Portugal national team.
“I would definitely say no because Bruno is a player of a level and value that is not for us,” he said. “We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market, nor is it going towards players who are already developed or at a certain level of expectation, also economically. We are a different club at this level.”
Fernandes has scored five goals and also has six assists in 11 league appearances this season for the Portugal giants. Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the coveted playmaker, and they could have a clear path to sign him now that the Spurs have essentially erased themselves from the race to sign the 25-year-old.