Bruno Fernandes signs new Sporting Lisbon deal

Portugal international came close to a move to the Premier League last summer

Bruno Fernandes
Image: Bruno Fernandes says he agreed a deal to join Tottenham last summer

Bruno Fernandes, a summer transfer target for both Manchester United and Tottenham, has signed a new contract with Sporting Lisbon.

It is reward for the 25-year-old's fine form - he scored 32 goals for his club last season and has already contributed nine this campaign.

Fernandes told Sporting's website: "It's a pride for me and a recognition of my work; it's a sign that I'm doing things well.

"I have been trying my best to do what is best for the club. It is for what I did on the pitch, but also showed that I liked Sporting CP and took pride in representing the club I represent.

"For me it is, and always will be, a privilege to be here and be able to wear the Sporting CP jersey.

"You can expect more and better. I promise the same delivery and dedication so we can have more moments of glory as we had last season."

Fernandes says he came close to a move to the Premier League last summer after agreeing a move to Tottenham.

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However, he says Sporting refused to sanction the deal, and Spurs went on to sign Giovani Lo Celso.

He was also scouted by Manchester United but they decided not to make a move for him in the last transfer window.

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