Sporting president confirms transfer offer for Bruno Fernandes
Sporting president Frederico Varandas has claimed that only Tottenham Hotspur had made a serious offer to sign Bruno Fernandes during the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese was the subject of interest from elite European sides this summer and Manchester United, Real Madrid and Spurs were highlighted as the prime contenders.
However, Varandas has stated that the former two did not meet the demands of the club and only Spurs came within reach of pursuing the services of the former Sampdoria midfielder.
Still, the package was not sufficient to do business, considering Varandas was not comfortable with the add-ons which involved Spurs winning the Premier League and Champions League.
"We prepared for his sale by putting a fair price on his worth, and we had bids, but only a serious offer from Tottenham, that was €45m (£40.32m) plus 20m (£17.92m) in add-ons; winning the Premier League and the Champions League. Finding these add-ons difficult, I decided not to accept," he told the club's official website.
Spurs made four signings during the summer transfer window and they managed to overcome their failed approach for Bruno Fernandes with the purchase of Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso (on loan) before the transfer deadline.