Bruno Fernandes names the Premier League club he almost joined

Manchester United striker Bruno Fernandes has opened up on his failed move to Tottenham Hotspur before he signed for Manchester United.

The Portugal International was the subject of a transfer interest by Spurs who were keen on landing the midfielder, but Fernandes admits he was disappointed that a transfer did not materialise.

However, he also claimed to have achieved two goals in the New Year by moving to the Premier League and joining United.

Fernandes said: “The truth is I had chances to go to other teams. 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.”

The Portuguese has been a key player at Old Trafford with series of impressive displays since making the move from Sporting Lisbon in the last winter transfer market.