Bernardo Silva: Why Spurs' conqueror could still end up at Manchester United

A young Portuguese star was thrust into the limelight at the Euros this summer, helping his country make history before being named as the young player of the tournament. That player was Renato Sanches – but he might not have gone at all but for a late twist of fate.

Monaco’s Bernardo Silva looked like the man most likely to take the final midfield spot in the Portugal squad that went on to win the the Euros, only for the 22-year-old to suffer a thigh injury in the penultimate match of the Ligue 1 season. Silva was out, Sanches was in.

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