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.