Ever since the close of the Premier League transfer window it’s been reported in Portugal that Sporting would imminently compensate Bruno Fernandes after he missed on much bigger wages at Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs made attempts to sign the Sporting midfielder, however, they didn’t come close to meeting what the Lisbon club were demanding.
Tottenham pushed forward a flat fee of €45m. There were potential bonuses on top of that, but they would only have been activated had Mauricio Pochettino’s side won the Premier League or Champions League with Bruno.
Monday’s edition of A Bola reports that things should be finalised after the international break, which would be more than two months since the close of the English market.
They report he’s set to receive €2m per season after tax.
Record have it slightly differently, putting the figure at €5m before tax.
Neither newspaper details a new buyout clause and it’s thought that would remain at around €70m, with it still being possible Sporting could accept less either in January or next summer.
Bruno hasn’t let the failed move to Tottenham impact his form, scoring seven goals and making five assists in nine games this season.