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West Ham make Fernandes offer

Sporting Lisbon v Viktoria Plzen - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: First Leg
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West Ham have reportedly made a bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, according to the Guardian.

Fernandes, 23, joined Sporting Lisbon last summer from Udinese, helping the club to a third-place finish in the Portuguese League. He scored 15 goals in 45 appearances for the Lisbon-based club, this form saw he get a spot in Portugal’s 23 man squad to the World Cup.

With the mass exodus of players expected at Sporting Lisbon due to the players and staff of the club being attacked by 50 men around May, West Ham would be hoping to get their man for a cut-price fee of around £20million.

Atletico Madrid are also rumoured to be interested in securing the services of the former Udinese midfielder but are sure to face competition from Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United.

Bruno Fernandes made a name for himself in the Italian Serie A playing for Udinese and Sampdoria, and a move to either of Atletico or West Ham could see his career continue to progress.