Bruno Fernandes admits he has footballing dreams to fulfill, but he won’t force the club he loves Sporting CP to sell him.
After a phenomenal 2018/19 season, that saw him score 32 goals from a central midfield role, Fernandes was one of the most talked-about transfers of the summer.
Perhaps second only to Neymar and Pogba.
There were the good buys and the farewell tears during a summer game but deals with United and Spurs that never came to fruition.
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— PL (@PressingLines) July 22, 2019
Not only did the player want to move up, but the club wanted to cash in too.
For whatever reason, the 25-year-old Portugal international stayed in Lisbon.
The concern from Sporting’spoint of view was if his statistics fell off this season, so would his value.
He most recently scored for Portugal in the EURO 2020 qualifier against Lithuania.
He played a perfect cameo role to Cristiano Ronaldo and bagged himself an assist too.
Given all these factors and the winter transfer window just around the corner, speculation over his future is rife once again.
In an interview reported by Goal, Fernandes is in no hurry and totally calm about his future.
“I’m not worried at all [about transfer window speculation].”
“Since 2016, there’s been talk about my possible departure.”
“I’m well, doing my job and doing the best I can.”
“I have dreams to fulfill but I have no need to force my departure.”
“I feel the love here and if I have to leave, I hope I leave good memories.”
— Sporting Clube de Portugal (@Sporting_CP) November 15, 2019