When Bruno Fernandes signed a new contract with Sporting last year, there was a clause which said in case the club rejected an offer of €35m, they would have to pay the player a fine of €5m.
That quickly became public, and when Tottenham Hotspur failed to sign the midfielder this summer, everyone thought he would be getting that money.
But according to Record today, there’s been an agreement between Sporting and Bruno Fernandes’ agent which will cancel this clause.
Instead of getting these €5m, the player will actually sign a new contract, raising his salary from €2m gross to €5m.
But despite the renewal, Bruno Fernandes is still expected to leave Sporting. Record says the new deal doesn’t cancel the plans of selling the player for €70m next summer, and agent Jorge Mendes continues to work on it.
So if he continues to impress this season, perhaps Spurs or even Manchester United will take another shot at signing him.
He already has two goals and four assists in his first five appearances, which is the kind of form that attracted the likes of Tottenham in the first place.