It seems Tottenham Hotspur’s meeting with Sporting in Lisbon didn’t go very well.
According to local outlet Record, the Lions have rejected the offer made by the Spurs at the Portuguese club’s headquarters this afternoon.
Record says the meeting lasted until about 17:30 (same time zone). Since the bid for Bruno Fernandes was less than €70m, Sporting president Frederico Varandas has rejected it.
The report says Tottenham’s emissaries will take the answer back to London (either physically or otherwise), and a new meeting between the clubs could happen in the next few days.
Sporting’s demands of €70m were widely reported earlier today, when Spurs’ trip to Lisbon was reported.
Record’s editor-in-chief Alexandre Carvalho recorded a video before the meeting, claiming that the amount could be reached with a payment upfront plus performance bonuses.
Tottenham were said to know Sporting’s demands before travelling.
O Jogo later confirmed Sporting’s refusal as well, and it’s a growing theme in the Portuguese media.