Bruno Fernandes discusses ‘fulfilling dreams’ and transfer rumours

Ian Watson

Bruno Fernandes says he ‘has dreams to fulfil’ but the in-demand star won’t force a move away from Sporting Lisbon.

The Portugal midfielder was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League last summer, with Manchester United and Tottenham said to be most keen on the 25-year-old who scored 32 goals and offered 18 assists in all competitions last season.

Fernandes has continued that form into the new campaign, scoring eight goals and laying on another six in 14 league and European matches.

Clubs in England and Spain continue to track the midfielder, but Fernandes says he won’t kick up a fuss to get a big move.

“I’m not worried at all [about transfer window speculation],” he told reporters while on international duty.

“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 fulfil 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.”