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Bruno Fernandes: Real Madrid poised to complete signing of former Manchester United and Tottenham target

Bruno Fernandes

Real Madrid (opens in new tab) expect to complete the signing of Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes on Monday, report ESPN (opens in new tab).

The La Liga giants will pay £64m to acquire the Portugal international before the European transfer window closes.

Tottenham (opens in new tab) and Manchester United (opens in new tab) were both heavily linked with Fernandes before the Premier League deadline last month.

Fernandes has claimed that Sporting vetoed a deal with Spurs (opens in new tab) because the north Londoners did not meet the Portuguese outfit's asking price.

But the 24-year-old now looks set to swap the Estadio Jose Alvalade for the Santiago Bernabeu as Madrid prepare to complete the transfer.

Zinedine Zidane's side drew 2-2 with Villarreal this weekend, with Gareth Bale scoring twice before being sent off.


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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).