Reported Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes has reiterated his wish to play in England but insists he is delighted at Sporting Lisbon.

Fernandes was heavily linked with Spurs and Manchester United throughout the summer time transfer window. The Londoners emerged as the favourites to get him as the deadline approached but ended up signing Giovani Lo Celso on loan from True Betis alternatively – there is an obligation to acquire the Argentinian subsequent summer time.

Tottenham could nonetheless shed Christian Eriksen in January. The Dane has entered the final year of his contract and does not seem to be prepared to sign a new deal. With that in thoughts, Spurs may well be searching at prospective replacements – and Fernandes will certainly be on their list of targets.

It may well not be a conincidence, then, that Fernandes is continuing to speak up a attainable move to the Premier League. The Portugal international has currently admitted he was close to joining Tottenham in the summer time, and now he has expressed his want to play in England after once again.

“Of course I’m delighted,” the 25-year-old told Portuguese outlet O Jogo (through Sport Witness). “I have the wish to play in England, this is the league I want to play in, there are other clubs from other nations and I have the ambition to get there, but when I came to Portugal I had the ambition to play at Sporting, in a excellent club, and I’m nonetheless delighted.”

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