Tottenham Hotspur continue to negotiate with what feels like half of Europe for deals ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.
In the last week, the smoke around Bruno Fernandes has turned into a brushfire of rumors and reports, meaning that there’s more than just conjecture involved with the attacking midfielder. According to O Jogo, negotiations ended last night with no resolution but were picked up again this morning.
Alvalade foi esta quarta-feira palco de uma reunião entre Frederico Varandas, presidente do Sporting, e Miguel Pinho, empresário de Bruno Fernandes, tendo em vista desbloquear a transferência do médio para o Tottenham. As negociações, todavia, não chegaram a bom termo. O líder do clube leonino não abre mão dos 70 milhões de euros para libertar o internacional português, valor esse que ainda não foi atingido pelo clube que na última época chegou à final da Champions.
Plain and simple, Sporting know what they have and continue to hold out for €70m. Fernandes has brought in a super agent to try and facilitate a move as it’s clear he wants to move to a bigger club and play in the Champions League.
Goncalo Lopes, who has been covering this story in the Portuguese media, chimed in this morning with the latest update. It seems Spurs are getting closer, but Sporting are standing pat and refuse to budge:
Frederico Varandas recusa terceira proposta do Tottenham (65). Mantém a palavra, Bruno Fernandes só sairá por 70 milhões. Depois do que disse publicamente, não poderia ser de outra forma. @Sporting_CP— Gonçalo Lopes (@_GoncaloLopes) August 7, 2019
Spurs have made a third bid of €65m with bonuses, but we have no clue what the base fee is, what the add-ons are and how much money is being offered up front. It seems talks are still going on as we approach the 24-hour mark until the window closes in England, so we’ll keep an eye out as things progress today.