News reports indicated a couple of days ago that Tottenham were in the market for a quality attacking midfielder. The first name to emerge in a long list was that of Giovani Lo Celso. The Argentine has nine league goals and five assists to his name.
Giovani Lo Celso is himself a coveted player. Alongside Spurs are Manchester United trying to get his signature. If the London club doesn’t get their main target, Daily Star says the backup strategy is to go for Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes. The Portugal international is also targeted by United. So Spurs have a two way battle with United.
Bruno Fernandes has had a phenomenal season for Sporting Lisbon. He has scored 32 goals in all competitions and assisted further 18. The Portuguese attacking midfielder was also seen helping Portugal to the UEFA Nations League final alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bruno Fernandes is better, cheaper and ready for Tottenham transfer
The difference between their contributions with goals, as well as the fact that Bruno Fernandes is at a much more advanced stage of his development should tilt the scales in Lisbon’s player. However Tottenham seem to have made Lo Celso their primary target. Failing which they will go for Bruno Fernandes.
The Argentine has £88 million release clause in his contract with Betis, while Bruno Fernandes is available for somewhere around £71 million. The price is also in favour of the Portuguese midfielder.
Why would Tottenham want to pay a higher amount for a younger player whose output is also less compared to the cheaper option. If I were Daniel Levy, I’d think about who I’m replacing here- Christian Eriksen.
That would take an accomplished player and not someone just up and coming. Even if he is a huge talent for the future.