Date: 5th June 2020 at 6:20am
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Spurs fans on Twitter have been reacting to some quotes from Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, in which he suggests that the North London club were close to signing him last summer. 

The Portuguese midfielder spoke to Mario Djurovski, a former North Macedonian international, on Instagram with quotes transcribed by the Manchester Evening News, saying:

“The first club that was close to signing me was Tottenham, with [Mauricio] Pochettino.

“But I don’t know maybe they thought the amount Sporting wanted was too much so in that moment Sporting decide they don’t want to sell.

He also went on to suggest that:

“Tottenham came in the summer but Manchester [United] was in January. Maybe Tottenham came again in January but when I knew Manchester was interested I just wanted to talk to Manchester.”

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Spurs were heavily linked with signing the midfielder from Sporting Lisbon during the summer transfer window but were perhaps burdened by failing to sell Christian Eriksen amongst others, so perhaps didn’t have the funds necessary to bring him in. The 25-year-old then signed for Manchester United in January and has been superb in his brief time in the Premier League thus far, contributing two goals and three assists in five appearances in the top flight, averaging an impressive 7.82 rating (per WhoScored).

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Reaction from Spurs fans to the quotes from Fernandes can be seen in the tweets below.

Some Spurs fans expressed their disappointment at not being able to sign the midfielder.

One fan suggested that his price tag was simply too high in the summer, with Manchester United eventually paying a reported £49.5 million (per Transfermarkt).

Meanwhile, some Spurs fans suggested that they would rather have Giovani Lo Celso than Fernandes anyway, although the Argentinian’s 6.48 average rating in the Premier League so far this season doesn’t really back this point up.

Finally, one Spurs fan simply suggested that he was relieved that his side didn’t complete the signing of the former Sampdoria man.

Overall, it seems as if some Spurs fans are disappointed that they didn’t sign Fernandes, while others don’t seem too bothered that they missed out on him.