Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out any possibility of signing Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes.
Bruno Fernandes was a hot topic in the last summer, with Manchester United in pole position to land the midfielder, alongside a few other interested clubs.
However, Fernandes stayed and eventually renewing his contract at Sporting to raise his release clause to a massive £85 million.
Despite signing a new contract, Bruno Fernandes is still not off the market. With several clubs linked with signing the playmaker, including Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
However, according to Spurs’ new boss Jose Mourinho, the White Lily won’t be in the chase to the sign Portuguese. “We are a different club at this level.” He told Sport TV.
“We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market, nor is it going towards players who are already developed or at a certain level of expectation, also economically.
“I would definitely say no because Bruno (Fernandes) is a player of a level and value that is not for us.”
Tottenham Hotspur were initially put off by Bruno Fernandes’ massive £65 million. So it’s quite understandable why the Premier League would be backing off from the deal.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho returns to his old ground on Wednesday, as he looks to tackle Manchester United at Old Trafford, now arriving as a rival and an opponent.
Current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Mou will receive a welcome worthy of a man of his Calibre. But Jose Mourinho says he understands if the atmosphere doesn’t favor him.
“Going back to Old Trafford is to go back to a place where I was happy,’ said Mourinho.
“A nice reaction is probably to me but during the game, the support will be for Solskjaer. That’s the nature of a place with an incredible history and with fans that understand clearly what passion for a club is. They love their club, so they love Solskjaer.
“I’m not a villain, I’m not an enemy but I am the coach that is trying to win against Manchester United. That’s the way I think they (the fans) are going to look at me.”