Bruno Fernandes claims Tottenham made him an amazing proposal.
The arrival of the Portuguese midfielder in January is a huge success for Manchester United as he has been Manchester United’s best player of the season without a doubt.
The 26-year-old has racked up 18 goals and 13 assists in 33 games for United, becoming one of the Premier League’s top playmakers.
He revealed his ambition to play in the Premier League and how close he came to joining Spurs then managed by Mauricio Pochettino.
“The truth is I had chances to go to other teams,” said Fernandes.
“I was close (to) Tottenham. In the summer I was more close (to) Tottenham than Manchester.
“Sporting thought at that moment the proposal was not good enough, they think they deserve more for a player like me. They want more money. I was not mad, I was sad.
“Because the dream to come to the Premier League was not coming. At the time, the dream to come to the Premier League, to a club like Tottenham was an amazing proposal. But everything has a purpose.
“Maybe at that time I don’t go to Tottenham because something special was coming. Waiting worked better for me because I got to put two dreams together – to play in the Premier League and for Manchester United.”