Tottenham are expected to go back in for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes in the January transfer window, according to reports in Portugal.
Fernandes was believed to be close to joining Spurs in the summer but the Londoners ultimately signed Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis instead. They may have pushed harder for Fernandes – who was also linked with Manchester United – had Christian Eriksen left the club.
And now, Portuguese outlet A Bola claims Tottenham are set to revive their interest in Fernandes when January comes around. Given there are strong suggestions Spurs are willing to sell Eriksen in January, it makes sense that they would be lining up a replacement.
Eriksen is apparently attracting interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus, who could all attempt to sign the Dane for a cut-price fee six months before his contract expires.
That money will hopefully go towards Fernandes or another creative midfielder, though Mauricio Pochettino might put his faith in Lo Celso to function as Eriksen’s direct replacement, spending money on other areas of the squad that require improvement.