Tottenham Hotspur scouts apparently had a busy Sunday in Portugal. Besides watching the clássico between Benfica and Porto, they also had a job at Belenenses’ match against Sporting.
As reported by newspaper A Bola, Spurs were one of the many clubs who had their eyes on the Lions’ match, although the targets are not revealed by the report.
Tottenham have recently been linked to one specific Sporting player, and that’s Bruno Fernandes. The interest has recently made it to A Bola’s front page, who claimed the midfielder is on the club’s list for the next season.
This was a lucky day to watch Fernandes, because he had a very good game. With one goal and two assists, he was picked as the man of the match by the local press.
The central midfielder currently has 14 goals and 20 assists this season, and was a pleasant surprise for Sporting as he fit well in the team when replacing Adrien Silva, who left for Leicester City at the start of the season.
The problem for Tottenham is that Fernandes has a €100m release clause, and it’s no secret that Sporting are a tough club to negotiate with.
But with this convincing performance this Sunday, maybe Spurs can be convinced to have a go for the 23 year old.